List of regions of Vietnam

Often, the Vietnamese government groups the various provinces into eight regions: Northwest, Northeast, Red River Delta, North Central Coast, South Central Coast, Central Highlands, Southeast, and Mekong River Delta. These regions are not always used, and alternative classifications are possible.

Northwest (Tây Bắc) contains four inland provinces in the west of Vietnam's northern part. Two of them are along Vietnam's border with Laos, and one borders China.

Northeast (Đông Bắc) contains eleven provinces that lie to north of the highly populated Red River lowlands. Many of these provinces are mountainous.

Red River Delta (Đồng Bằng Sông Hồng) contains the small but populous provinces along the mouth of the Red River. There are nine provinces in this region. It also includes the national capital, Hanoi, and the municipality of Haiphong both are independent of any provincial government.

North Central Coast (Bắc Trung Bộ) contains six provinces in the northern half of Vietnam's narrow central part. All provinces in this region stretch from the coast in the east to Laos in the west.

South Central Coast (Nam Trung Bộ) contains seven coastal provinces and a municipality Da Nang in the southern half of Vietnam's central part. Vietnam is wider at this point than in the North Central Coast region, and so the inland areas are separate provinces.

Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) contains the five inland provinces of south-central Vietnam. Almost of this region is mountainous. While mostly inhabited by ethnic minorities, there are many Vietnamese living here.

Southeast (Đông Nam Bộ) contains those parts of lowland southern Vietnam which are north of the Mekong delta. There are five provinces, plus the municipality of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

Mekong River Delta (Đồng bằng Sông Cửu Long) is Vietnam's southernmost region, mostly containing small but populous provinces in the delta of the Mekong. There are twelve provinces, plus the municipality of Cần Thơ.

Name Capital Population Area
Northern Vietnam (Bac Việt Nam)
Red River Delta (Đồng Bằng Sông Hồng) 1
Bắc Ninh Bắc Ninh 957,700 804
Hà Nam Phủ Lý 800,400 849
Hà Tây Hà Đông 2,432,000 2,192
Hải Dương Hải Dương 1,670,800 1,648
Hưng Yên Hưng Yên 1,091,000 928
Nam Định Nam Định 1,916,400 1,637
Ninh Bình Ninh Bình 891,800 1,382
Thái Bình Thái Bình 1,814,700 1,542
Vĩnh Phúc Vĩnh Yên 1,115,700 1,371
Ha Noi (municipality) 2,154,900 921
Hai Phong (municipality) 1,711,100 1,503
North Central Coastal Vietnam (Bắc Trung Bộ Việt Nam)
Hà Tĩnh Hà Tĩnh 1,284,900 6,056
Nghệ An Vinh 2,913,600 16,487
Quảng Bình Đồng Hới 812,600 8,025
Quảng Trị Đông Hà 588,600 4,746
Thanh Hóa Thanh Hóa 3,509,600 11,106
Thừa Thiên-Huế Huế 1,078,900 5,009
North Eastern Vietnam (Đông Bắc Việt Nam)
Bắc Giang Bắc Giang 1,522,000 3,822
Bắc Kạn Bắc Kạn 283,000 4,795
Cao Bằng Cao Bằng 501,800 6,691
Hà Giang Hà Giang 625,700 7,884
Lạng Sơn Lạng Sơn 715,300 8,305
Lào Cai Lào Cai 616,500 8,057
Phú Thọ Việt Trì 1,288,400 3,519
Quảng Ninh Hạ Long 1,029,900 5,899
Thái Nguyên Thái Nguyên 1,046,000 3.563
Tuyên Quang Tuyên Quang 692,500 5,868
Yên Bái Yên Bái 699,900 6,883
North Western Vietnam (Tây Bắc Việt Nam)
Điện Biên Điện Biên Phủ 440,300 8,544
Hòa Bình Hòa Bình 774,100 4,663
Lai Châu Lai Châu 227,600 7,365
Sơn La Sơn La 922,200 14,055
Southern Vietnam (Nam Bo Việt Nam)
Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên)
Đắk Lắk Buôn Ma Thuột 1,667,000 13,062
Đắk Nông Gia Nghĩa 363,000 6,514
Gia Lai Pleiku 1,048,000 15,496
Kon Tum Kon Tum 330,700 9,615
Lâm Đồng Da Lat 1,049,900 9,765
South Central Coastal Vietnam (Nam Trung Bộ Việt Nam)
Bình Định Qui Nhơn 1,481,000 6,076
Khánh Hòa Nha Trang 1,066,300 5,197
Phú Yên Tuy Hòa 811,400 5,045
Quảng Nam Tam Kỳ 1,402,700 10,408
Quảng Ngãi Quảng Ngãi 1,206,400 5,135
Bình Thuận Phan Thiết 1,079,700 7,828
Ninh Thuận Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm 531,700 3,360
Da Nang (municipality) 715,000 1,256
South Eastern Vietnam (Đông Nam Bộ Việt Nam)
Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Vũng Tàu 839,000 1,975
Bình Dương Thủ Dầu Một 768,100 2,696
Bình Phước Đồng Xoài 708,100 6,856
Đồng Nai Biên Hòa 2,067,200 5,895
Tây Ninh Tây Ninh 989,800 4,028
Ho Chi Minh (municipality) 5,378,100 2,095
Mekong River Delta (Đồng Bằng Sông Cửu Long) 2
An Giang Long Xuyên 2,099,400 3,406
Bạc Liêu Bạc Liêu 756,800 2,521
Bến Tre Bến Tre 1,308,200 2,287
Cà Mau Cà Mau 1,158,000 5,192
Đồng Tháp Cao Lãnh 1,592,600 3,238
Hậu Giang Vị Thanh 766,000 1,608
Kiên Giang Rạch Giá 1,542,800 6,269
Long An Tân An 1,384,000 4,492
Sóc Trăng Sóc Trăng 1,213,400 3,223
Tiền Giang Mỹ Tho 1,635,700 2,367
Trà Vinh Trà Vinh 989,000 2,226
Vĩnh Long Vĩnh Long 1,023,400 1,475
Cần Thơ (municipality) 1,112,000 1,390
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