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In Vietnam, there are three kinds of third-level (commune-level) administrative subdivisions: the rural commune (Vietnamese : xã), the commune-level town (Vietnamese : thị trấn), and the ward (Vietnamese : phường, literal meaning: urban subdistrict). In Vietnam a rural commune is referred to as a xã and urban communes are referred to as Thị trấn, urban townships. However many communities, particularly large urban ones with provincial status, will be divided into wards which are known as phường.
As of 31 December 2008 [update] , there were a total of 9,111 communes in Vietnam excluding townships and wards. Each commune may consist of a number of towns and villages; but often wards and commune-level towns (mostly from urban districts) are divided into residential neighborhoods or wards which differ from rural communes.
As of 31 December 2009 [update] , there were a total of 11,112 commune-level subdivisions in Vietnam including townships and wards. Thanh Hóa Province has the highest number of communes in any province of Vietnam with a total of 637 commune-level subdivisions.
During the second republic of the Republic of Vietnam, a communal school district chief would be appointed for each commune. They collaborate with other leaders including the police chiefs, treasurers of the communes, administrative officials, and civil service officials, and form "communal councils" .The council has a number of responsibilities, including monitoring health and education in the commune.
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Ba Đồn is a town in Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. The town is equal to a huyện and located on National Route 1A, about 40 km north of the provincial capital, Đồng Hới. The township is the commercial and service center serving surrounding rural areas. Ba Đồn was incorporated into a 3rd municipality including some neighboring communes of Quang Trach District on December 20, 2013. 2013
Provincial city, commonly known as City, a type of second tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 713 units along with urban district, district, and town have equal status. Also by virtue of Decree No. 42/2009/ND-CP, city are officially classified into Class-1, Class-2 or Class-3.
District-level town, commonly known as town, a type of second tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 713 units along with urban district, district, and city have equal status. Also by virtue of Decree No. 42/2009/ND-CP, town are officially classified into Class-3 or Class-4.
A commune is a type of third tier subdivision of Vietnam. It is divided into 11,162 units along with wards and townships, which have an equal status.
Commune-level town, commonly known as township or townlet, a type of third tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 11,162 units along with ward and commune have equal status. By virtue of Decree No. 42/2009/ND-CP, township are officially classified into Class-2, Class-3, Class-4 or Class-5.
Ward, a type of third tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 11,162 units along with township and commune have equal status.
On the First Tier, Vietnam is divided into 58 provinces and 5 municipalities. Municipalities are the highest-ranked cities in Vietnam. Municipalities are centrally-controlled cities and have special status equal to the Province.
Districts, also known as rural districts, are one of several types of second-tier administrative subdivisions of Vietnam, the other types being urban districts (quận), provincial cities, and district-level towns. The districts are subdivisions of the first-tier divisions, namely the provinces and municipalities. Districts are subdivided into third-tier units, namely townships and communes.
Ba Đồn is a ward (phường) in Ba Đồn town, Quảng Bình Province, Vietnam. The township is the district seat and located on National Route 1A, about 40 km north of the provincial capital, Đồng Hới. The ward is the commercial and service center serving surrounding rural areas. Ba Đồn, together with some surrounding communes of Quảng Trạch were incorporated into a 3rd municipality on December 26, 2013.
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