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Districts (Vietnamese : huyện; Chữ nôm: 縣; [hwîˀən] ), 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 (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh), municipal city (thành phố thuộc thành phố trực thuộc trung ương), and district-level towns (thị xã). 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.
The districts existed since the 15th century. Prior to 1945 the huyện (chữ Hán: 縣) was also called district and earlier "sub-prefecture" of the prefectures, or phủ into which provinces were previously divided.The administrative reorganization by Minh Mạng in 1832 did not substantially affect the position of the huyện, but concentrated administration of the level above the huyện, the phủ under new larger unit of the tỉnh and provincial governors. The position of local prefects and district heads remained unaffected.
On the First Tier, Vietnam is divided into fifty-eight provinces and five municipalities under the command of the central government. Municipalities are the highest-ranked cities in Vietnam. Municipalities are centrally-controlled cities and have special status equal to the provinces.
Bến Tre is the capital city of Bến Tre Province, in the Mekong Delta area of southern Vietnam. Located 85 kilometers (53 mi) southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the city covers an area of 65.75 km2 and has a population of 143,639 as of 2009. Nowadays, Bến Tre is connected to the surrounding provinces by the Rạch Miễu Bridge.
Hòa Bình is a city in Vietnam. It is the capital of Hòa Bình Province, and is located 76 kilometres from Hanoi and 5 kilometres from the Đà River. The Battle of Hòa Bình was fought around the city from 1951–52 during the First Indochina War.
Hòa Bình Dam, the largest hydroelectric dam in Vietnam, and also the largest in Southeast Asia, is located near the city. It was built by means of finances and experts from the Soviet Union.
Rạch Giá is a provincial city and the capital city of Kiên Giang Province, Vietnam. It is located on the eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand, 250 kilometres (160 mi) southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. East of city, it borders Tân Hiệp and Châu Thành town, the Gulf of Thailand is to the west and surrounds some parts of the city, south of the city is Châu Thành and An Biên town, and to the north it borders Hòn Đất and Tân Hiệp.
Lương Sơn is a rural district of Hòa Bình Province in the Northwest region of Vietnam, around 40 km from Hanoi. As of 2019, the district had a population of 99,457, with Muong people accounting for about 70% of the population. The district covers an area of 369.85 km2. The district capital lies at Lương Sơn.
Bảo Thắng is a rural district (huyện) of Lào Cai Province in the Northeast region of Vietnam.
Điện Biên is a district of Vietnam's Điện Biên Province. As of 2019, it had a population of 93,850 people, covering an area of 1395.99 km², making it the most populous district in the province. The district capital lies at Thanh Xương. It is bordered by Sơn La Province, Mường Chà District, Điện Biên Đông District, Điện Biên Phủ, and Phongsaly Province of Laos.
Provincial city, commonly known as City, a type of second tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 713 units along with urban district, district, municipal city, 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.
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.
Nghi Sơn is a district-level town of Thanh Hóa Province in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam.
Bà Lụa Islands is an archipelago located in the Gulf of Thailand. It constitutes Sơn Hải Commune of Kiên Lương District, Kiên Giang Province, Vietnam. The archipelago is known as "(Small) Ha Long of the South".
Fu is a traditional administrative division of Chinese origin used in the East Asian cultural sphere, translated variously as commandery, prefecture, urban prefecture, or city. They were first instituted as a regular form of administrative division of China's Tang Empire, but were later adopted in Vietnam, Japan and Korea. At present, only two fu still remain: the prefectures of Kyoto and Osaka in Japan.
The Six Provinces of Southern Vietnam is a historical name for the region of Southern Vietnam, which is referred to in French as Basse-Cochinchine. The region was politically defined and established after the inauguration of the Nguyễn dynasty, and called by this name from 1832, when Emperor Minh Mạng introduced administrative reforms, to 1867, which culminated in the eight-year French campaign to conquer the Six Provinces.
Bàu Bàng is a rural district of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. It was established on December 29, 2013, and has a population of over 82,000.
Bắc Tân Uyên is a rural district of Bình Dương Province in the Southeast region of Vietnam. It was established on December 29, 2013.
For electoral purpose, each province or municipality of Vietnam is subdivided into electoral units which are further subdivided into voting zones. The number of electoral divisions varies from election to election and depend on the population of that province or municipality