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Encyclopedia > Vientiane prefecture
Statistics
Capital: Vientiane
Area: 3,920 km²
Inhabitants: 692,900 (2004 est)
Pop. density: 176 inh./km²
ISO 3166-2: LA-VT
Geocode: 100
Map
Map of Laos highlighting the prefecture

Vientiane (Lao ວຽງຈັນ) is a prefecture (kampheng nakhon) of Laos, located in the north-west of the country. The capital of the country, Vientiane, is located in the prefecture. The prefecture was created in 1989, when it was split off from the Vientiane Province. Pha That Luang temple. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... 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. ... Image File history File links Map of Laos highlighting the prefecture Vientiane File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Pha That Luang temple. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vientiane (Lao ວຽງຈັນ) is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. ...


Administrative divisions

Districts in bold letters are part of the city of Vientiane.

  1. Chanthabuly
  2. Sikhottabong
  3. Xaisetha
  4. Sisattanak
  5. Naxaithong
  1. Xaithany
  2. Hadxayfong
  3. Sangthong
  4. Maypakngum

External link

  • Wikitravel: Vientiane


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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Vientiane - MSN Encarta (372 words)
Vientiane (pronounced /vjɛnˈtjɑːn/, Lao ວຽງຈັນ Viang-chan) is the capital city of Laos, situated in the Mekong Valley.
Vientiane (Lao ວຽງຈັນ) is a prefecture (kampheng nakhon) of Laos, located in the north-west of the country.
Vientiane enjoys a relaxed lifestyle and is largely free of the swarms of motor vehicles that congest the streets of other Southeast Asian capitals.
Vientiane - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (685 words)
Vientiane (vyen tyn, Lao ວຽງຈັນ Viangchan) is the capital city of Laos, situated in the Mekong Valley.
Vientiane is situated on a sweeping bend on the Mekong river, which forms the border with Thailand at this point.
The romanized spelling "Vientiane" is of French origin, and reflects the difficulty the French had in pronouncing the hard "ch" syllable of the Lao word; a common English-based spelling is "Viangchan", or occasionally "Wiangchan".
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