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Encyclopedia > Champasak
Capital: Pakxe
Area: 15,415 km²
Inhabitants: 575,600 (2004 est)
Pop. density: 24 inh./km²
ISO 3166-2: LA-CH
Geocode: 1600
Map of Laos highlighting the province

Champasak (or Champassak, Lao ຈໍາປາສັກ) is a province in the south-west Laos, at the boundary to Thailand and Cambodia. It is one of the three principalities that succeeded the Lao kingdom of Lan Xang. Population: 500,994 (2001 estimate). Pakxe (French Paksé) is a city in southern Laos, situated at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... A geocode is a geographical code to identify a point or area at the surface of the earth. ... Map of Laos highlighting the province Champasak File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Lao kingdom of Lan Xang (or in Pali, Sisattanakhanahut) was established in 1354 by Fa Ngum. ...

The river Mekong flows through the province. View of the Mekong before the sunset The Mekong is one of the worlds major rivers. ...

The Khmer ruins of Wat Phu are located here. The Khmer empire was a powerful kingdom based in what is now Cambodia. ... Wat Phou is an Angkorian temple site located at a mountain in southern Laos. ...

Administrative divisions

  1. Pakse
  2. Sanasomboon
  3. BaChiengchaleumsook
  4. Paksong
  5. Pathoomphone
  1. Phonthong
  2. Champassak
  3. Sukhuma
  4. Moonlapamok
  5. Khong

Pakxe (French Paksé) is a city in southern Laos, situated at the confluence of the Xedone and Mekong Rivers. ...

Provinces of Laos Flag of Laos
Provinces: Attapu - Bokeo - Bolikhamxai - Champasak - Houaphan - Khammouan - Louang Namtha - Louangphabang - Oudomxai - Phongsali - Salavan - Savannakhet - Vientiane - Xaignabouli - Xekong - Xiangkhoang
Special Zone: Xaisomboun
Municipality: Vientiane edit

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Kingfisher Ecolodge - Champasak Province Overview (283 words)
Champasak is the southernmost province of Laos and it shares borders with Thailand, Cambodia and the Lao provinces of Attapeu and Saravanh.
Champasak is also well known for mat-mii silks and cottons that are hand-woven with tie-dyed threads, a short day trip from Pakse can be arranged to Ban Saphai, a renowned weaving village 15 km north of town along the route 13.
Two NBCA (Natural Biodiversity Conservation Area) are located in Champasak, Dong Hua Sao in the northern part of the province and Xe Pian, one of the most interesting NBCA under the natural point of view, with its remote southern border shared with Cambodia.
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