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Southern Vietnam includes 2 administrative regions, which in turn comprises 19 First Tier units.
|Administrative Region||First Tier Administrative Units||Area (km²)||Population (2015)||Population Density
|Southeast (Đông Nam Bộ, Miền Đông)||23,590.70||16,127,800||683.65||contains those parts of lowland southern Vietnam which are north of the Mekong delta. Two provinces border Cambodia.|
|Mekong River Delta (Đồng Bằng Sông Cửu Long) or Southwest (Tây Nam Bộ, Miền Tây)||40,576.00||17,590,400||434.00||is Vietnam's southernmost region, mostly containing small but populous provinces in the delta of the Mekong. It is sometimes referred to as the Southwest region (Tây Nam Bộ). Four provinces border Cambodia.|
Of all 19 First Tier units, 2 are municipalities and 17 are provinces.
- General Statistics Office (2017): Statistical Yearbook of Vietnam 2015. Statistical Publishing House, Hanoi
- Southern Vietnam travel guide from Wikivoyage