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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. Municipalities are centrally-controlled cities and have special status equal to the Province.
The municipalities are divided into Urban Districts, Towns and Rural Districts as the Second Tier units. At the Third Tier, Urban Districts are divided into Wards, Towns are divided into Wards and Communes, while Rural Districts are divided into Townships (thị trấn) and Communes.
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|Hanoi||Special Class||Red River Delta||7,587,800||2,300||3,344.7||List|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Special Class||Southeast||8,611,100||4,100||2,095||List|
|Can Tho||First Class||Mekong Delta||1,237,300||890||1,389.6||List|
|Da Nang||First Class||South Central Coast||1,446,876||1,200||1,256||List|
|Hai Phong||First Class||Red River Delta||2,190,788||1,500||1,507.57||List|
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