Map of Vietnam

Located in the Indochinese Peninsula’s eastern edge, Vietnam covers an area of around 331,211.6 sq. km. The coastline of mainland Vietnam is about 3,260 km long. The country also includes several islands. 

Vietnam is roughly S-shaped running for a distance of about 1,650 km in the north-to-south directions. It is about 50 km wide at its narrowest region. 

Vietnam is a country of tropical lowlands, rolling green hills, and densely forested mountains. As observed on the physical map above, low-level land covers about 20% of the country. 

The Red River delta is fronted by hills that rise gently into the high mountains of the northwest.

The Annam Highlands (marked on the map above) covers much of the central landscape, and in the southern areas, the coastal lowlands and Mekong River Delta merge. 

A fertile and narrow coastal lowland extends south from the Red River Delta to the Mekong Delta. The Mekong Delta is a low-level plain, one inundated by hundreds of small rivers and canals. Thick jungles and mangrove swamps cover the far-southern areas of land. 

The Red River (Song Hong), and the Mekong are the most significant rivers; both have numerous tributaries, and the latter is certainly among the great rivers of the world. 

As marked on the map above by an upright yellow triangle, Vietnam’s highest point is Phan Xi Pang whose summit reaches 3,144 m; the lowest point is the South China Sea at 0m.

Vietnam overview:
Flag:Vietnam Flag
Legal Name:Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Capital Value:Hanoi (Ha Noi)
Government:Unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
Legislature:National Assembly
Total Area:331,210 km²
Land Area:310,070 km²
Water Area:21,140 km²
Density:295.0/km (764.0/sq mi) (29th)
GDP:$261.92 Billion
GDP Per Capita:$2,715.28
Currency Value:Dong (VND)
Driving side:right
Calling code:+84

Vietnam is a country of stunning natural beauty, with a unique topography that can be seen in the satellite imagery and elevation display. From the towering heights of Fansipan to its long, narrow coastline, its cities, towns, islands, lakes, rivers, highways, and roads provide an interesting visual reference map.

Online Interactive Political Map

Source: Basemap layers from Open Street Map (OSM), Arcgisonline, Wmflabs… Boundary Data from Database of Global Administrative Areas.

Vietnam comprises of 58 administrative provinces and 5 municipalities. The municipalities are the highest-ranked cities besides having a special status equal to the provinces.

In alphabetical order, the 58 provinces are: An Giang, Bac Giang, Bac Kan, Bac Lieu, Bac Ninh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau, Cao Bang, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Dien Bien, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Gia Lai, Ha Giang, Ha Nam, Ha Tinh, Hai Duong, Hau Giang, Hoa Binh, Hung Yen, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Kon Tum, Lai Chau, Lam Dong, Lang Son, Lao Cai, Long An, Nam Dinh, Nghe An, Ninh Binh, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Phu Yen, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Quang Ninh, Quang Tri, Soc Trang, Son La, Tay Ninh, Thai Binh, Thai Nguyen, Thanh Hoa, Thua Thien-Hue, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Long, Vinh Phuc, and Yen Bai.

The 5 municipalities are: Can Tho, Da Nang, Ha Noi (Hanoi), Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City (formerly, Saigon).

The provinces are subdivided into Provincial Cities, Towns, and Rural Districts (huyen). Hanoi, the capital and the second-most populous city of Vietnam is located in the northern region of the country. 

Location Maps

Where is Vietnam?

Vietnam is situated in southeastern Asia, bordered by the South China Sea, the Gulf of Tonkin, and the Gulf of Thailand. It is neighbored by only three countries in Asia, including China to the north, and Laos and Cambodia to the west. Despite having an area of approximately the size of New Mexico, it is the 14th most populous country in the world, with one of the highest population densities of over 300 people per square kilometer.

The Vietnam War, lasting for 20 years, was a major event in the country’s history. During the war, over 3,000,000 Vietnamese and 60,000 Americans were killed. The capital city of Vietnam is Hanoi, while its largest city is Ho Chi Minh City. Other major cities include Da Nang, Haiphong, and Bien Hoa.

Locator map of Vietnam
Locator map of Vietnam. Source: Wikipedia
Where is Vietnam?
Map showing location of Vietnam in the world.. Source:
Location Map of Vietnam. Source:
Location Map of Vietnam. Source: Source:

High Definition Political Map of Vietnam

Political Map of Vietnam
Political Map of Vietnam. Source:
Vietnam Map
Vietnam Map. Source:
Provinces and Municipalities of Vietnam Map
The Political Map of Vietnam showing the 58 provinces, their capitals, the 5 municipalities, and the capital city of Hanoi.. Source:
Vietnam political map.
Vietnam political map. Source: Ezilon.

Vietnam Administrative Map

Vietnam administrative map.
Vietnam administrative map. Source: CIA.
Vietnam Provincial Map
Vietnam Provincial Map. Source:

Physical Map of Vietnam

Vietnam physical map.
Vietnam physical map. Source: Ezilon.
Vietnam physiography map.
Vietnam physiography map. Source: CIA.
Physical Map of Vietnam
Physical Map of Vietnam with state boundaries, major rivers, highland areas, highest peak, important cities, and more.. Source:
Vietnam Physical Map
Vietnam Physical Map. Source:

Transportation Map of Vietnam

Vietnam transportation map.
Vietnam transportation map. Source:

Vietnam Satellite Map

Vietnam Satellite Map
Vietnam Satellite Map. Source:

See also

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