Nam Dinh Province


Nam Dinh Province:

Nam Dinh province, a province located in the southern part of the Red River Delta (also known as the Song Hong Delta), Vietnam, shares its borders with Thai Binh province to the northeast, Ninh Binh province to the southwest, and Ha Nam province to the northwest, as well as the Gulf of Tonkin to the southeast. Covering a considerable area, Nam Định ranks 52nd among the 63 provinces in Vietnam.

In 2022, Nam Định stood at the 13th position in terms of population among administrative units in Vietnam, ranking 35th in terms of Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP), 31st in terms of per capita GRDP, and 11th in terms of GRDP growth rate. With a population of 1,880,000, the GRDP reached 92,101 billion Vietnamese Dong (equivalent to 4 billion USD), the per capita GRDP amounted to 49 million Vietnamese Dong (equivalent to 2,130 USD), and the GRDP growth rate reached 9.07%.

Geography of Nam Dinh Province:

Geographical location:

Nam Định province stretches from 19°54′N to 20°40′N and from 105°55′E to 106°45′E.

The administrative center of the province is the city of Nam Định, located approximately 90 km northwest of the capital city, Hanoi, and about 90 km northeast of the city of Hai Phong. Geographically, it is situated as follows:

To the north, Nam Định shares borders with Thai Binh province and Ha Nam province.
It borders Ninh Binh province, to the west.
To the east, it borders Thai Binh province, and to the southeast, it faces the East Sea (Gulf of Tonkin).

Nam Định province has its extreme points:
The northernmost point is situated in Xom Trung Le, My Ha commune, My Loc district.
The easternmost point lies in the vicinity of Xuan Thuy National Park near the Ba Lat estuary, Giao Thien commune, Giao Thuy district.
The westernmost point can be found in Xom Hoa Binh, Yen Tho commune, Y Yen district.
The southernmost point is located in Xom 8, Nam Dien commune, Nghia Hung district.

Covering an area of 1,668 km², Nam Định province had a population of 1,780,033 people in 2020.


Natural condition:


Nam Dinh province is divided into three regions. The first is the low-lying plain region with districts like Vu Ban, Y Yen, My Loc, Nam Truc, Truc Ninh, and Xuan Truong. It has potential for agriculture, textile, processing, and mechanical industries.

The second region is the coastal plain with districts including Giao Thuy, Hai Hau, and Nghia Hung. It has a 72-kilometer coastline and fertile land, offering opportunities for comprehensive economic development.

Nam Dinh city is the central industrial and service region. It is a first-class urban area and houses industries such as textiles, mechanical engineering, processing, traditional crafts, and trade villages. It is a hub for commerce and services in the southern Red River Delta.

Nam Dinh has a favorable 72-kilometer coastline for livestock farming and seafood exploitation. It is home to the Xuan Thuy National Nature Reserve in Giao Thuy district, and it has four major river mouths: Ba Lat estuary (Red River), Day estuary (Day River), Lach Giang estuary (Ninh Co River), and Ha Lan estuary (So River).

World Biosphere Reserve:

Nam Dinh province boasts two UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves within the Red River Delta, alongside Thai Binh and Ninh Binh provinces.

The Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve, designated as a UNESCO world biosphere reserve in 2004, encompasses Thai Binh, Nam Dinh, and Ninh Binh provinces, constituting one of Vietnam’s eight biosphere reserves.

Nam Dinh province’s UNESCO-recognized areas are located at the Ba Lat estuary and the Day estuary.

Xuan Thuy National Park, situated in Giao Thuy district, spans across the Giao Thien, Giao An, Giao Lac, and Giao Xuan communes.

The Nghia Hung coastal forest reserve extends over Phuc Thang, Nghia Hai, Nghia Loi, Rang Dong town, and Nam Dien commune within Nghia Hung district.




Nam Dinh has a tropical monsoon climate. The average air temperature increases gradually from north to south, with coastal areas being warmer. In January, temperatures range from 16-18 degrees Celsius (16.4 degrees in Nam Dinh city, 17.2 degrees in Thinh Long). In July, temperatures exceed 29 degrees.

The annual rainfall is between 1,650-1,800 mm, with a rainy season from May to October and a dry season from November to February. Nam Dinh receives an average of 1,600-1,700 hours of sunshine annually, with relative humidity ranging from 80-90%.

Nam Dinh, located in the coastal area of the Gulf of Tonkin, is prone to typhoons or tropical depressions, averaging 4-6 occurrences per year. The tides in Nam Dinh follow a diurnal pattern, with an average tidal range of 1.6-1.7 meters. The highest tide reaches 3.31 meters, while the lowest is 0.11 meters.

Economy of Nam Dinh province:

In 2021, Nam Dinh achieved notable rankings in Vietnamese administrative units for its GRDP. It ranked 35th overall, 31st in per capita GRDP, and 11th in GRDP growth rate. The GRDP reached 84,097 billion Vietnamese Dong (3.66 billion USD), with a per capita GRDP of 45.8 million Vietnamese Dong (1,982 USD), and a GRDP growth rate of 7.7%.[22]

Nam Dinh’s economic structure in 2021 was as follows: Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries accounted for 20.8%; industry and construction accounted for 41.86%; and services accounted for 34.26%. The estimated total state budget revenue was 6,219 billion Vietnamese Dong. The import-export turnover was 4.08 billion USD, with exports valued at 2.63 billion USD, a 25.5% increase. Imports reached 1.45 billion USD, a 22.3% increase. According to the Department of Planning and Investment, 882 new businesses registered with a total capital of 23,388 billion Vietnamese Dong, a 9.0% increase. Additionally, 421 businesses resumed operations, a 60.1% increase.

The transportation sector in Nam Dinh showed positive changes in 2021. Transportation revenue increased by 5.1%, and the volume of goods transported rose by 10.5%. However, passenger traffic decreased by 9.7% compared to the previous year.



Agriculture, forestry and aquaculture:

In 2021, the agricultural sector in Nam Dinh experienced some changes. The rice cultivation area reached 144,911 hectares, slightly decreasing by 0.3%. The average rice yield per hectare was 60.67 kilograms, a slight decrease of 0.1%. Total rice production was 879,226 tons, a decrease of 0.5% compared to 2020. The area dedicated to vegetables and perennial crops decreased by 2.4% to 29,926 hectares.

The number of buffaloes increased by 0.6% to reach 7,726, while the number of cattle decreased by 1.5% to 28,011. The estimated number of pigs (excluding unweaned piglets) increased slightly by 0.1% to 641,050, with a total live pig output of 150,470 tons, up by 0.2% compared to 2020. The total poultry population increased by 6.1% to 9.467 million, and the estimated poultry meat production reached 32,361 tons.

In the forestry sector, efforts were made to strengthen forest planting and dispersed tree planting for protection, flood prevention, ecosystem restoration, and climate change adaptation. A total of 31.11 hectares of forests were planted, along with 1.6 million dispersed trees of various types. The volume of timber harvested increased by 2.6% to an estimated 4,578 cubic meters.

The fishery production in 2021 showed positive growth, with a total estimated production of 178,572 tons, a 4.7% increase compared to the previous year. Aquaculture production accounted for 121,131 tons, while the exploitation sector accounted for 57,441 tons, reflecting a 1.9% increase.


The Industrial Production Index (IIP) in 2021 is estimated to have increased by 13.30% compared to the previous year. Specifically, the manufacturing and processing sector increased by 13.51%, contributing 13.05 percentage points to the overall growth. The electricity production and distribution sector increased by 5.07%, contributing 0.12 percentage points. The water supply, waste management, and wastewater treatment sector increased by 9.26%, contributing 0.14 percentage points. However, the mining sector experienced a decrease of 3.27%, leading to a reduction of 0.01 percentage points.




In 2021, the total retail sales of goods and services are estimated to reach 52,712 trillion Vietnamese dong, representing an increase of 11.9% compared to the previous year. Breaking it down by industry, the revenue from business activities is estimated at 47,087 trillion dong, accounting for 89.3% of the total and experiencing a 13.1% increase compared to 2020. The revenue from accommodation and food services is estimated at 2,787 trillion dong, showing a decrease of 1.7%. The revenue from travel services amounts to 7 billion dong, reflecting a decrease of 32.8%. Lastly, the revenue from other services reaches 2,831 trillion dong, indicating a growth of 7.8%.



The average population of Nam Dinh province in 2022 is 1,876,854 people. The quality of the population has gradually improved, with a decrease in the infant mortality rate and malnutrition.

The average population in 2022 is 1,876,854 people, representing a 2.2% increase compared to 2021. Out of the total population, the urban population is 380,460 people, accounting for 20.3%; the rural population is 1,496,394 people, accounting for 79.7%; the male population is 919,506 people, representing 49.0%; the female population is 957,348 people, representing 51.0%. The sex ratio of the population in 2022 is 96 males per 100 females.


The labor and employment situation in 2022 has shown positive developments, with a decrease in unemployment and job scarcity, and an improvement in labor quality. The labor structure has been shifting from the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector to the industrial, construction, and service sectors.

The total number of employed individuals aged 15 and above is 1,065,029 people, including 337,484 people working in the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector, representing a 5.3% decrease compared to the previous year, accounting for 31.7% of the total; 426,243 people working in the industrial and construction sector, representing a 7.5% increase, accounting for 40.0%; and 301,302 people working in the service sector, representing a 3.8% increase, accounting for 28.3%. The labor shift continues to trend from the agriculture, forestry, and fisheries sector to the industrial, construction, and service sectors, with the respective labor proportions in the sectors in 2021 being 34.2%, 38.0%, and 27.8%.



Residential life:

In 2022, the population in the province remains stable, and no households are in poverty. The economy is recovering, focusing on production and business activities. Social security, welfare, political stability, and social order are prioritized and ensured. Prices of essential goods meet the needs of the local population.

The average monthly income per person in 2022 is 5.1 million VND, a 15.6% increase compared to 2021. In urban areas, the average income reaches 6.495 million VND, a 16.2% increase, while in rural areas, it is 4.957 million VND, a 15.0% increase.

The government conducts ceremonies and actions to honor and show gratitude to those who contributed to the revolution. Special events are organized, including the commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of War Veterans and Martyrs’ Day, visits, and gift-giving to policy beneficiaries, war veterans’ families, the poor, the elderly, and social welfare recipients during the Lunar New Year and War Veterans and Martyrs’ Day. The budget for these activities is around 160 billion VND, benefiting approximately 50,000 individuals and their families.

Industrial Park


Rang Dong Textile & Garment Industrial Park - Aurora

Rang Dong Textile & Garment Industrial Park - Aurora

  • Investor: Cat Tuong Group
  • Price: 70 USD/m2
  • Area: 2.044,6 Ha
My Thuan Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

My Thuan Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

  • Investor: Dai Phong Infrastructure Construction Joint Stock Company
  • Price: 108-115 USD/m2
  • Area: 158,48 Ha
Hong Tien Industrial Park - Nam Dinh Province

Hong Tien Industrial Park - Nam Dinh Province

  • Investor: IDICO
  • Price: 50 USD/m2
  • Area: 150 Ha
Hoa Xa Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

Hoa Xa Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

  • Investor: Infrastructure Development and Operation Company of Nam Dinh Province Industrial Zone
  • Price: 75 USD/m2
  • Area: 327 Ha
Bao Minh Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

Bao Minh Industrial Park - Nam Dinh

  • Investor: Bao Minh Industrial Parks Infrastructure Investment Joint Stock Company
  • Price: 65 USD/m2
  • Area: 215,52 Ha
My Trung Industrial Park - Nam Dinh Province

My Trung Industrial Park - Nam Dinh Province

  • Investor: Hoang Anh Shipbuiding Industry Joint Stock Company
  • Price: 50 USD/m2
  • Area: 150,68
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