Vietnam is a Southeast Asian country belonging to the Indochinese peninsula. Currently, Vietnam has 63 provinces and cities, including 58 provinces and 5 cities (Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho), with the capital of Hanoi.
Join us to study the Vietnam map with useful information on natural, cultural, and socio-economic features.
A general overview of Vietnam’s geography
Vietnam maps are always updated to provide detailed information relevant to the reality and development situation of all localities in the country.
First of all, the total population of Vietnam, following the latest data updated in 2020, is more than 97 million people and has the 15th highest population density in the world on a natural area of 331,698 km2.
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The terrain of Vietnam is mainly hills and mountains, accounting for a quarter of the area, while the plain and midland terrain accounts for only a quarter of the country.
Therefore, the majority of provinces and cities in Vietnam have quite diverse natural topography, and economic zones are also divided by topography.
Based on geographical features, Vietnam’s geographic map has 3 regions, including North, Central and South, and 7 key economic areas of the country.
Map of Northern provinces and cities
North Vietnam is considered the heart of the country, covering the political, economic, and cultural center, typically owning the Hanoi capital.
Based on the natural topography and economic characteristics of each area, the North continues to be divided into three key economic regions, including the following specific provinces:
The Northwest includes 6 provinces: Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, and Yen Bai.
The Red River Delta consists of 10 provinces and cities: Hanoi, Ha Nam, Ninh Binh, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Nam Dinh, Thai Binh, and Vinh Phuc.
The Northeast includes 9 provinces of Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Bac Can, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, and Quang Ninh.
Map of Central Provinces
Similar to the North, the provinces of Central Vietnam are one of the seven vital regions of the country, divided into three smaller economic areas.
The North Central region includes 6 provinces: Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue.
South Central Coast includes 8 provinces: Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan, Binh Thuan.
The Central Highlands is the largest plateau area in Vietnam, covering 5 provinces stretching from North to South, namely Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong.
Map of Southern provinces and cities
The last region of the Vietnam map is the South, including two vital economic regions, the Southeast and the South West.
With typical features of South Vietnam, it creates strong development potentials for the whole South of the country.
The Southeast (also known as the East) includes 1 city and 5 provinces: Ho Chi Minh City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Dong Nai, and Tay Ninh.
The Southwest is also the Mekong Delta region, including a centrally-run city, Can Tho, and the 12 remaining provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Vinh Long, Tra Vinh, Hau Giang, Soc Trang, Dong Thap, An Giang, Kien Giang, Bac Lieu, and Ca Mau.
Each province on the Vietnam map has its own characteristics. But, all places in Vietnam constitute resources for the economic development of the country.
The above is a statistic of some economic, social, geographic information about different regions across the country, hoping to give you more useful information and an overview of the provinces and cities in Vietnam.