On 15 November 2011, the Government issued Resolution No. 99/NQ-CP on establishing Huong Tra town and wards directly under Huong Tra town, Thua Thien Hue province
The Resolution stated that Huong Tra town under Thua Thien Hue province was established in the total natural area of 51,853,4 ha and with 118,354 people of Huong Tra district and 7 wards under Huong Tra town established are Tu Ha, Huong Van, Huong Xuan, Huong Van, Huong Chu, Huong An and Huong Ho.
After the establishment, 16 administrative units are directly under Huong Tra town including 7 wards (stated above) and 9 communes: Huong Toan, Huong Vinh, Huong Phong, Hai Duong, Huong Tho, Binh Thanh, Binh Dien, Huong Binh and Hong Tien.
Thua Thien Hue province has 503,320 ha of natural area and 1,122,770 people and there are also 9 administrative units including Hue city, Huong Thuy town, Huong Tra town and 6 districts: Phong Dien, Quang Dien, Phu Vang, Nam Dong, Phu Loc and A Luoi.