Municipalities of Vietnam

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Municipalities (Vietnamese: Thành phố trực thuộc Trung ương; literally cities centrally directed) are the highest-ranked cities in Vietnam.[1] They are centrally-controlled cities as province level.

Three levels of cities in Vietnam:

  1. Municipalities
  2. Provincial cities
  3. Towns


The municipalities are divided into urban districts and rural districts or district-level towns. In turns, urban districts are divided into wards, and rural districts are divided into communes and commune-level towns (thị trấn).

Current Vietnamese municipalities[edit]

Municipalities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Municipality Type Region Population
(2009 Census)
Hanoi Special Class Red River Delta 7,067,000 1,943.4 3,344.7 List
Ho Chi Minh City Special Class Southeast 7,891,411 3,419 2,095 List
Cần Thơ First Class Mekong Delta 1,237,300 807 1,389.6 List
Danang First Class South Central Coast 1,007,000 599 1,256 List
Haiphong First Class Red River Delta 1,946,000 1,250.1 1,507.57 List

Proposed municipalities[edit]

See also[edit]