Municipalities of Vietnam

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Map of Centrally governed cities in Vietnam

On the first tier, Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces (Vietnamese: tỉnh) and 5 municipalities (Vietnamese: thành phố trực thuộc trung ương). Municipalities are the highest-ranked cities in Vietnam.[1] Municipalities are centrally-controlled cities and have special status equal to the province.

The municipalities are divided into urban districts (quận), municipal cities (thành phố thuộc thành phố trực thuộc trung ương), towns (thị xã) and rural districts (huyện) as the second-tier units. At the third tier, urban districts are divided into wards (phường), towns are divided into wards (phường) and communes (), while rural districts are divided into townships (thị trấn) and communes ().

Current municipalities[edit]

Municipalities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

(English name)

Vietnamese name Type Administrative Region Population
Hanoi Hà Nội Special Class Red River Delta 8,053,663 2,300 3,344.7 List
Ho Chi Minh City Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh Special Class Southeast 8,993,082 4,100 2,095 List
Cantho Cần Thơ First Class Mekong Delta 1,235,171 890 1,389.6 List
Danang Đà Nẵng First Class South Central Coast 1,134,310 1,200 1,256 List
Haiphong Hải Phòng First Class Red River Delta 2,028,514 1,500 1,507.57 List

See also[edit]