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Urban planning and development of Thai Nguyen province has made breakthrough achievements, creating a driving force to develop Thai Nguyen to become a regional commercial center, trade and economic center of the Midlands and Northern mountainous region and Hanoi capital area. The article focuses on analyzing the current status of the urban system of Thai Nguyen province through analyzing the current distribution, size, and urban characteristics, and forecasting the province's urban population in 2025 and 2030. This study points out some limitations that exist in the process of urbanization such as: small urban population size, low urbanization rate, inadequate infrastructure... and challenges that the province will have to face. Based on the results of analysis and assessment of the current situation, the study proposes a number of solutions to overcome the limitations and overcome challenges, promoting the development of the urban system of Thai Nguyen province in the coming time.

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