Hanoi (VNA) – The number of Vietnamese nationals living in the Republic of Korea (RoK) had reached 137,654 by the end of March, accounting for 7.1 percent of the total foreign residents.

According to the RoK’s Ministry of Justice, 1,943,576 foreigners reside in the East Asian nation as of the end of March this year, up 4.7 percent against February and 7.2 percent from a year ago.

By nationality, Chinese were at the top with 50.8 percent, or more than 986,000 people, followed by Americans at 7.4 percent , Vietnamese at 7.1 percent, Thais at 4.6 percent and Filipinos at 2.8 percent.

The number of foreign spouses increased to 152,025, up 1.2 percent compared to March 2013.-VNA