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Vietnam’s Post-1975 Agrarian Reforms

Note on province names

Since 1975, the names of provinces in southern Vietnam have changed a number of times. In particular, between 1976 and the 1980s, many provinces were amalgamated to form larger ones. From 1990, the reverse process occurred, and some large provinces were divided up. The following list gives the names of the provinces in the Central Coast region and in the Mekong Delta in the period 1976–90 and the names used since 2005.

Provinces in the Mekong Delta

1976–90

  1. Long An
  2. Tiền Giang
  3. Đồng Tháp
  4. An Giang
  5. Kiên Giang
  6. Minh Hải
  7. Hậu Giang
  8. Cửu Long
  9. Bến Tre

2005

  1. Long An
  2. Tiền Giang
  3. Đồng Tháp
  4. An Giang
  5. Kiên Giang
  6. Càu Mau
  7. Bạc Liêu
  8. Sóc Trăng
  9. Hậu Giang
  10. Cần Thơ City
  11. Vĩnh Long
  12. Trà Vinh
  13. Bến Tre

Provinces in the Central Coast region

1976–90

  1. Bình Trị Thiên
  2. Quảng Nam-Đà Nẵng
  3. Nghĩa Bình
  4. Phú Khánh
  5. Thuận Hải

2005

  1. Quảng Bình
  2. Quảng Trị
  3. Thừa Thiên Huế
  4. Quảng Nam
  5. Đà Nẵng
  6. Quảng Ngãi
  7. Bình Định
  8. Phú Yên
  9. Khánh Hòa
  10. Ninh Thuận
  11. Bình Thuận

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