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Municipalities of Vietnam

Administrative divisions
of Vietnam
First level
(thành phố trực thuộc trung ương)
Second level
Provincial city
(thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh)
District-level town
(thị xã)
Urban district
Third level
Commune-level town
(thị trấn)
Map of Centrally governed cities in Vietnam

Municipalities are the highest-ranked cities in Vietnam.[1] They are centrally controlled municipalities as province level.

  1. Municipalities
  2. Provincial cities
  3. Town

Three levels of cities in Vietnam:


  • Subdivisions 1
  • Current Vietnamese municipalities 2
  • Proposed municipalities 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5


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

Municipalities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Municipality Type Region Population
(2009 Census)
Hanoi Special-class Red River Delta 6,451,909 1,943.4 3,344.7 List
Ho Chi Minh City Special-class Southeast 7,162,864 3,419 2,095 List
Cần Thơ 1st-class Mekong Delta 1,188,435 807 1,389.6 List
Da Nang 1st-class South Central Coast 887,435 599 1,256 List
Haiphong 1st-class Red River Delta 1,837,173 1,250.1 1,507.57 List

Proposed municipalities

See also


  1. ^ ISO 3166-2:VN
  2. ^ Xây dựng Thừa Thiên-Huế thành TP trực thuộc TW
  3. ^ theo kết luận số 60-KL/TW của Bộ Chính trị ban hành ngày 27/11/2009 về đề án "Xây dựng Buôn Ma Thuột thành đô thị trung tâm vùng Tây Nguyên"
  4. ^ Báo Bình Dương Điện Tử
  5. ^ Chạy đua nâng cấp đô thị - Chay dua nang cap do thi - Saigon Times Online - Thời báo Kinh tế Sài gòn - Thoi bao Kinh te Sai gon
  6. ^ Báo Khánh Hòa
  7. ^ Kỳ họp thứ hai, HĐND tỉnh khóa XII: thảo luận nhiều vấn đề quan trọng của tỉnh
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ [3]

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