Population of Cities in Vietnam (2018)

Over 1 Million
100,000 to 1 Million
10,000 to 100,000

Vietnam is the 66th largest country in the world. With its large size also comes a very big population, and this country has a population of over 94 million, making it the 15th most populous country in the world. Despite its large total population, Vietnam only has two cities that have passed the 1,000,000 population mark. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest in the country with a population of over 3.4 million. The next largest city, Hanoi, has a population of over 1.4 million, which lags significantly behind Ho Chi Minh City's figures. To round out the rest of the overall population, the country has 32 cities with at least 100,000 residents, and an additional 51 cities with populations between 10,000 and 100,000.

This doesn't account for all of the country's population, however, as there are smaller towns and a total rural population of 66%, which constitutes a large portion. However, data from past years shows that the rural population is declining, partly because of the expansion and growth of cities and more people moving from more isolated areas to the urban areas for their industries, higher education institutes, landmarks and attractions. In recent years, Vietnam's growth has slowed down significantly, so while the major cities will continue to see growth in the near future, it's unlikely that these numbers will grow at the rapid rates observed in the past.

Vietnam has 2 cities with more than a million people, 33 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 52 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Vietnam is Ho Chi Minh City, with a population of 3,467,331 people.

Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's largest city is expected to grow to almost 14 million people in the next decade.



This populous city has been established for over 1,000 years.


Da Nang

The largest city in Central Vietnam has also been listed as a first class city.



This city is the site of Northern Vietnam's most important seaport.


Bien Hoa

This industrial center is also a top entertainment spot with amusement parks, restaurants and other attractions along the river.



Hue has many historic sites, including its 19th-century Citadel.


Nha Trang

This is an international tourist city known for its beautiful beaches and scuba diving.


Can Tho

A notable feature of this city is its floating market for buying and selling goods.


Rach Gia

This location was upgraded from a town to a city in 2005.


Qui Nhon

This coastal city has recenty had an economic shift to tourism and service industries.


Name 2018 Population
Ho Chi Minh City3,467,331
Da Nang752,493
Bien Hoa407,208
Nha Trang283,441
Can Tho259,598
Rach Gia228,356
Qui Nhon210,338
Vung Tau209,683
Da Lat197,000
Thanh Pho Nam Dinh193,499
GJuc Trong161,232
Phan Thiet160,652
La Gi160,652
Long Xuyen158,153
Can Giuoc152,200
Bao Loc151,915
Thanh Pho Ha Long148,066
Buon Ma Thuot146,975
Cam Ranh146,771
Sa Pa138,622
Cam Pha Mines135,477
Thanh Pho Thai Nguyen133,877
My Tho122,310
Soc Trang114,453
Thanh Hoa112,473
Ca Mau111,894
Thanh pho Bac Lieu107,911
Yen Vinh107,082
Thanh Pho Hoa Binh105,260
Vinh Long103,314
Yen Bai96,540
Song Cau94,066
Viet Tri93,475
Phan Rang-Thap Cham91,520
Thu Dau Mot91,009
Cung Kiem80,000
Cu Chi75,000
Mong Cai72,960
Cho Dok70,239
Tuy Hoa69,596
Tan An64,801
Thanh Pho Uong Bi63,829
Cao Lanh63,770
Sa Dec60,073
Ben Tre59,442
Tam Ky59,000
Thanh Pho Hai Duong58,030
Tra Vinh57,408
Thanh Pho Lang Son55,981
Can Gio55,137
Bim Son53,754
Bac Giang53,728
Thanh Pho Thai Binh53,071
Ha Dong50,877
Phu Khuong47,966
Kon Tum47,409
Bac Ninh43,564
Thanh Pho Cao Bang41,112
Son Tay40,636
Dien Bien Phu40,282
Hung Yen40,273
Ha Tien40,000
Thanh Pho Ninh Binh36,864
Lao Cai36,502
Tay Ninh36,456
Thanh Pho Tuyen Quang36,430
Quang Ngai32,992
Hoi An32,757
Thanh Pho Ha Giang32,690
Thanh Pho Phu Ly31,801
Kwang Binh31,040
Cat Ba30,000
Ha Tinh27,728
Vi Thanh24,477
Don Luan23,978
Son La19,054
Vinh Yen17,876
Bac Kan17,701
Dong Ha17,662
GJinh Van16,036
Duong GJong15,000
Binh Long15,000
Ap Tan Ngai8,887
Gia Nghia
Lai Chau
Thanh Pho Ba Ria