The pattern of population density in Viet Nam is clearly concentrated in the both major deltas of the country – the Red River Delta and the Mekong Delta. Within these areas, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are the major administrative and industrial hotspots, and therefore stand out in terms of population density. However, the block height indicates the increase in population density – the sign for urban aggregation as result of ural-urban migration. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City stand out in this context underlining the importance of decentralisation measures to counteract rural-urban disparities.
Source of map’s statistical information: General Statistics Office (1995, 2004).