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Municipalities of Vietnam

Administrative Units
of Vietnam
First Tier
Second Tier
Third Tier
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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.[1] Municipality are centrally-controlled city and have special status equal to the Province.

The municipalities are divided into Urban District, Town and Rural District as the Second Tier unit. At the Third Tier, Urban District is divided into Ward, Town is divided into Ward and Commune, while Rural District is divided into Township (thị trấn) and Commune.

Current Vietnamese Municipalities

Municipalities of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Municipality Type Administrative Region Population
(2009 Census)
Density
(/km²)
Area
(km²)
Divisions
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
Can Tho First Class Mekong Delta 1,237,300 807 1,389.6 List
Da Nang First Class South Central Coast 1,007,000 599 1,256 List
Hai Phong First Class Red River Delta 1,946,000 1,250.1 1,507.57 List

Proposed Municipalities

See also

References