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Phan Thiet geography

Sat, 09 Aug 2014. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:47

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Located in 1A Highway, Phan Thiet is the leading center in field of politics, economics, science and technology in Binh Thuan province. Phan Thiet geography has the great potentials to develop industry, fishery and tourism.

Area: 206 sq. km

Administration (Wards): Mui Ne, Ham Tien, Phu Hai, Phu Thuy, Phu Tai, Phu Trinh, Xuan An, Thanh Hai, Binh Hung, Duc Nghia, Lac Dao, Duc Thang, Hung Long, Phong Nam, Tien Loi, Thien Nghiep, Tien Thanh

Phan Thiet geographical position

Fairy Spring in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet


Phan Thiet City is located in South Central Coast geography zone extending from 10°42'10'' to 11° north latitude. The city shares borders with the South China Sea in the east and the south, Ham Thuan Nam district (Binh Thuan province) in the west and the south, Ham Thuan Bac district and Bac Binh district (Binh Thuan province) in the north.

Phan Thiet terrain

Phan Thiet topography is relatively flat having sand dunes, coastal dunes and narrow plains along the rivers. There are three main kinds of terrain including plains along Ca Ty River, sand dunes, and saline soil in Thanh Hai, Phu Thuy, Phu Trinh and Phong Nam


Phan Thiet weather

A scene of Ocean Dunes Golf Club in Phan Thiet


The city is located in arid regions having the tropical climate with a lot of sunlight and winds and less storm.

Temperature: The annual average is 26 - 27°C. In January, February and December, Phan Thiet climate is cooler than other time in one year. The temperature reaches the highest number in April and May, sometimes up to 29°C.


The average temperature/month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
The highest 29 30 31 32 33 32 31 31 31 31 31 30
The Lowest 22 22 24 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 24

Humidity: The annual relative humidity is 78 - 80.7%.

Sunshine hours: The city has the sunshine hours of 2,500 -3,000 hours each year.

Rainfall: The annual rainfall ranges from 890.6 mm to over 1,335m.


Year 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Average temperature(°C) 26.8 26.9 27.7 26.9 26.9 27.1 27.1 26.9 26.9
Average humidity (%) 81 79.5 79.2 81 81 80 79 80 79
Total sunshine hours(hrs) 2540 2871.7 2651 2569 2556 2562 2903 2734 3048
Average rainfall (mm) 1418.8 841.4 1176.7 1768 1545 1095 1116 1134 930

Mui Ne fishing village

Phan Thiet hydrology

Some main rivers flowing through Phan Thiet are Ca Ty River (7.2 km), Cat River or Cat Stream (3.3 km), Cai River (1.1 km) and Cau Ke River (5.4 km). Ca Ty River flows across the center of the city which divided the city into two sides. In the south of Ca Ty River, there are trading centers, for example, Phan Thiet Market. The north side of the river include new administrative and military center of Phan Thiet being built in Phu Thuy and Xuan An Ward. 

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