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Pakse
ປາກເຊ (pȁːk séː)
The Champasak Palace Hotel, Pakxe, formerly the palace o Boun Oum Na Champassak
Pakse is located in Laos
Pakse
Pakse
Location in Laos
Coordinates: 15°07′N 105°47′E / 15.117°N 105.783°E / 15.117; 105.783
Kintra Banner o Laos Laos
Province Champasak Province
Destrict Pak Sé Destrict
Population
 • Total 87,000
 • Releegions Buddhism

Pakse or Pakxe (French Paksé; Laotian ປາກເຊ [pȁːk séː] "Mooth o the river Se") is the caipital an maist populous ceety in the soothren province o Champasak, makin it the third maist populous ceety in Laos. It haes a population o aboot 87,000,[1] situatit at the confluence o the Xe Don an Mekong Rivers. It an aa served as the caipital o the Kinrick o Champasak till it wis unified wi the rest o Laos in 1946.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

This ceety wis foondit bi the French as an admeenistrative ootpost in 1905, an wis formerly the caipital o the Lao Kinrick o Champasak till its abolishment in 1946 when the Kinrick o Laos wis fairmed. Durin Franco-Thai war French cede Pakse tae the Thais authority. The ceety served as the primary seat an residence tae Prince Boun Oum Na Champassak, an important figur in the Laotian Ceevil War. He built Champasak Palace but fled in 1974 afore it was completed. In Mey 1975, it fell tae Pathet Lao forces. Syne 1975, Pakse haes acome an economic pouer an o regional importance within the region an the construction o a bridge ower the Mekong (built wi Japanese aid), allowin road traffic wi Ubon Ratchathani in Thailand, haes further integrated the ceety wi neighbourin kintras.

The Bridge ower the Mekong, Pakxe

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pakse is home tae mony ethnic Cheenese an Vietnamese fowk.

Releegion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety population predominately practices Buddhism but haes a Catholic kirk.

Cultur[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety haes the Champasak Provincial Museum, which haulds heestorical documents an artefacts o the province.

Infrastructur[eedit | eedit soorce]

Health[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare are twa hospitals locatit within the ceety, ane is the seicont biggest o Laos, but mony citizens travel athort the border tae Thailand tae receive better treatment, as thay are better equipped.[2] Thare is a heich risk o Malaria an dengue fever durin the monsoon saison.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Road[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pakse is locatit alang Naitional Road 13, the main transportation highway o Laos. It haes the bridges ower the Xe Don, the French an the Roushie Bridge, an ane bridge ower the Mekong River, the Lao Nippon Bridge, anly ane o five bridges ower the Mekong in Laos. Pakse is the gatewye tae the Bolaven Plateau, as well as tae the soothren provinces o Salavan, Sekong an Attapeu.

Air[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is served bi Pakse Internaitional Airport. The Pakse airport finished construction on November 2, 2009, resumin flichts tae Vientiane, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh Ceety an Bangkok.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pakxe
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
1.8
 
31
18
 
 
16
 
33
21
 
 
25
 
35
24
 
 
75
 
35
25
 
 
245
 
33
25
 
 
324
 
31
25
 
 
434
 
31
24
 
 
468
 
30
24
 
 
309
 
30
24
 
 
116
 
31
23
 
 
30
 
31
21
 
 
2
 
30
19
Average max. an min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation tots in mm
Source: [1]

Pakse haes a tropical savanna climate (Köppen climate classification Aw) wi very wairm temperatures throughoot the year. Temperaturs are especially heich in the months afore the monsoon saison (Mairch-Aprile). Thare is a distinct wet saison (Aprile-October) an dry saison (November-Mairch).

Climate data for Pakse
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 31.0
(87.8)
32.7
(90.9)
34.4
(93.9)
34.8
(94.6)
32.9
(91.2)
31.0
(87.8)
30.4
(86.7)
30.1
(86.2)
30.3
(86.5)
30.8
(87.4)
30.5
(86.9)
30.2
(86.4)
31.59
(88.87)
Daily mean °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
27.0
(80.6)
29.7
(85.5)
29.3
(84.7)
28.1
(82.6)
26.7
(80.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
27.3
(81.1)
26.3
(79.3)
25.5
(77.9)
22.4
(72.3)
26.56
(79.80)
Average laich °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
21.4
(70.5)
24.5
(76.1)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
23.9
(75.0)
24.1
(75.4)
24.3
(75.7)
23.7
(74.7)
22.9
(73.2)
22.4
(72.3)
19.7
(67.5)
22.75
(72.95)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.0
(0.079)
7.9
(0.311)
19.8
(0.78)
75.7
(2.98)
223.1
(8.783)
420.0
(16.535)
383.2
(15.087)
523.9
(20.626)
297.5
(11.713)
99.6
(3.921)
19.3
(0.76)
2.8
(0.11)
2,074.8
(81.685)
humidity 62 60 59 65 75 82 83 85 84 79 72 67 72.8
Avg. rainy days 0 1 2 7 15 21 22 25 13 12 10 0 128
Mean monthly sunshine hours 278.0 247.3 285.6 221.5 218.3 136.2 145.2 125.5 160.6 193.6 225.5 258.9 2,496.2
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [3]

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Pakse is growin as a tourist destination wi tourist arrivals doublin ower the past decade, frae 53,000 in 2002 tae ower 111,000 in 2008.[1] Steids o interest include:

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