According to the results of the 2019 Census, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are the two most populous cities in Vietnam. In addition to these two cities, Vietnam has a number of other densely populated cities. The main reason why these cities are densely populated is that they have a developed economy, especially large industrial zones, so people from other provinces flock to live and work. Now, let’s also TOP10AZ find out the TOP 10 most populous cities in Vietnam right here!`
1. Ho Chi Minh City
- Population: 8, 993, 082 people
Ho Chi Minh City is one of the two leading economic, political, cultural and educational centers in Vietnam. Along with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City is classified as a special urban area. As one of the cities with the largest area in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is also the city with the largest area in the country. Ho Chi Minh City is a culturally diverse city, immigrants from small provinces come here to live and work, making the population of Ho Chi Minh City constantly increase.
2. Hanoi City
- Population: 8 053 663 people
Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, since the merger of Ha Tay province, Hanoi has the largest area in the country. It is also the second largest city in terms of population. Hanoi’s history is closely linked with the country’s history, which crystallizes the good values and traditions of the Vietnamese people. As the leading economic, political, cultural and educational center of our country, Hanoi’s population has continuously increased over the years, mainly immigrants from the provinces.
3. Hai Phong City
- Population: 2 028 514 people
Hai Phong is known as the port city, is the economic, cultural, medical, educational, scientific, commercial and technological center of the Northern Coast region. Hai Phong is a city with a relatively large population, the economy here is mainly thanks to the development of seaports, in addition, tourism is also Hai Phong’s strength, thanks to its possession of many beautiful beaches, phoenix flower roads. The characteristic red color of Hai Phong city is also a tourist attraction.
4. Can Tho City
- Population: 1,235,171 people
Can Tho city is the economic, cultural, medical, educational and commercial center of the Mekong Delta. As of 2019, Can Tho is the fourth most populous city in Vietnam. Can Tho mainly develops the farming and exporting of agriculture (mainly rice). The construction industry is also interested in developing, Can Tho city currently owns large industrial parks for foreign investors to enter.
5. Da Nang City
- Population: 1,134,310 people
Da Nang is considered the cultural, social, political, medical, educational and commercial center of the Central Highlands region. Da Nang city was once in the Top 10 Best Places to Live Abroad voted by Live and Invest Overseas Travel Magazine (LIO). Da Nang ranks 5th in the list of most populous cities in Vietnam. Despite the dense population, Da Nang is a worthy place to live with a dynamically developing economy, many ideal tourist destinations, the people’s welfare regime is also very good, the professions are quite diverse. This is the place many people choose to live.
6. Bien Hoa City
- Population 1,055,414 people
Bien Hoa is the sixth most populous city in Vietnam. The increase in Bien Hoa’s population is mainly due to immigrants from other provinces coming here to work in industrial zones. Bien Hoa city has a lot of potential for industrial development, in which the electricity produced here is also quite abundant.
7. Thu Duc City
- Population: 1,013,795 people
Thu Duc City was established in 2020, after merging 2 more districts: District 2 and District 9 of Ho Chi Minh City. Thanks to the merger, Thu Duc’s population is currently ranked 7th most populous cities in Vietnam. Currently, Thu Duc is being selected by Ho Chi Minh City to build a highly interactive creative city. City. Thu Duc hopes to become a strong economic nucleus of Ho Chi Minh City.
8. Hue City
- Population: 652,572 people
Hue city in Thua Thien Hue province used to be the place where the capital of Vietnam was located, today Hue city belongs to a class I urban area and is considered the Fastival city of Vietnam. Currently, Hue city has the 8th largest population in Vietnam. Hue is a city with a long history, the cultural heritage here is both bold Hue identity and carefully filtered European quintessence. Hue city mainly develops tourism and service industries, it owns 7 world cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO.
9. Thuan An City
- Population: 508,433 people
Thuan An city, Binh Duong province is the 9th city in the list of 10 most populous cities in Vietnam. Thuan An is one of the two most developed cities in Binh Duong, there are 3 large industrial zones here, so the population from all over the place to live and work increases every year. Thuan An mainly develops industries and services. In addition to economic development, Thuan An’s health care system, education system, and transport infrastructure are also very impressive.
10. Hai Duong City
- Population: 508,190 people
The last city on today’s list is Hai Duong city in Hai Duong province. Hai Duong city is considered the largest industrial, commercial and service center of the province, and one of the industrial centers of the key economic region of the North. Hai Duong city has many large industrial zones such as Dai An Industrial Park, Nam Sach Industrial Park, An Phat Industrial Park… so the population of the provinces is more concentrated than in other cities.