Ward (Vietnam)

Ward (Vietnamese: Phường; Chữ nôm: 坊), a type of third tier subdivision of Vietnam is divided into 11,162 units along with township and commune have equal status.[1]

Wards are subordinate to urban district, city or town as the Third Tier unit.

Currently, to manage the urban areas and their associating families, each ward is divided into neighborhoods (Vietnamese: khu phố), with each neighborhood the most basic organization of population.

Ho Chi Minh City has 259 wards and Hanoi has 177 wards.[2]


  1. ^ "Đơn vị hành chính". Archived from the original on 2015-11-13.
  2. ^ The data of local administrative subdivisions till 31 December 2008 by Vietnam Statistics General Office.