Hanoi Capital Region
Hanoi Capital Region or Hanoi Metropolitan Area (Vietnamese: Vùng thủ đô Hà Nội) is a metropolitan area currently planning by the government of Vietnam. This metropolitan area was created by decision 490/QD-TTg dated May 5, 2008 of the Prime Minister of Vietnam. Hanoi will be the core city of this metropolitan area. Other component parts will include provinces: Vĩnh Phúc Province, Hưng Yên Province, Bắc Ninh Province, Hải Dương Province, Hà Nam Province and Hòa Bình with an area of 13,436 km², half of the size of Greater Ho Chi Minh City, the same for population size planning.
As Hà Tây as been merged into Hanoi by a resolution of the National Assembly of Vietnam in June 2008, this metropolitan area will include Hanoi and six surrounding provinces.
As of 2006, this metropolitan area has a population of 12.462 million, of which, 3.26 million live in urban areas, by 2020, the number will be 14.5-15 and 8.1-9.2 million respectively.
This metropolitan area will straddle in following provinces:
- Vĩnh Phúc Province
- Hải Dương Province
- Hưng Yên Province
- Bắc Ninh Province
- Hòa Bình Province
- Hà Nam Province
Current cities and towns (as of 2008)
Major adjacent cities:
- "Vùng Thủ đô Hà Nội sẽ rộng 13.436km2, gồm 8 tỉnh, TP". 2008-08-203publisher=VietNamNet.