Provinces o Laos

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Provinces o Laos

Laos is dividit intae provinces (Lao ແຂວງ, khoeng, qwang or khoueng) an 1 prefecture (kampheng nakhon) plus the Vientiane Caipital ceety municipality (ນະຄອນຫຼວງ, nakhon louang, or Na Kone Luang Vientiane). The special administrative zone (ເຂດພິເສດ, khet phiset) Xaisomboun creatit in 1994 wis dissolved on 13 Januar 2006. [1]

Distribution o provinces[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Attapu (Attapeu)
  2. Bokeo (Borkeaw)
  3. Bolikhamxai (Bolikhamsai, Borlikumsai)
  4. Champasak (Champasack)
  5. Houaphan (Houaphanh, Huapun, Hoapang)
  6. Khammouan (Khammuane)
  7. Louang Namtha
  8. Louangphabang (Luang Prabang)
  9. Oudomxai (Oudomxay)
  10. Phongsali (Phongsaly, Pongsalee)
  11. Sainyabuli (Xaignabouli, Saiyabouly)
  12. Salavan (Saravan)
  13. Savannakhet (Sawangnekate)
  14. Sekong (Xekong)
  15. Vientiane Prefectur an Vientiane Capital (municipality)
  16. Vientiane Province
  17. Xiangkhoang (Xieng Khouang, Siangkuang)

Prior tae 2006 dissolution o Xaisomboun in 2006[eedit | eedit soorce]

Provinces o Laos
  1. Attapu (Attapeu)
  2. Bokeo
  3. Bolikhamxai (Bolikhamsai)
  4. Champasak (Champasack)
  5. Houaphan (Houaphanh)
  6. Khammouan (Khammuane)
  7. Loung Namtha
  8. Louangphabang (Luang Prabang)
  9. Oudomxai (Oudomxay)
  10. Phongsali (Phongsaly)
  11. Salavan (Saravan)
  12. Savannakhet
  13. Vientiane Prefectur an Vientiane Capital (municipality)
  14. Vientiane Province
  15. Sainyabuli (Xaignabouli, Saiyabouly)
  16. Xaisomboun (special administrative zone, dissolved in 2006)
  17. Sekong (Xekong)
  18. Xiangkhoang (Xieng Khouang)

While transliterates spellin may differ, the nomenclature uised in the 2005 census is as follaes: Phongsaly, Luangnamtha, Oudomxay, Bokeo, Luangprabang, Huaphanh, Xayaboury, Xiengkhuang, Vientiane Province, Borikhamxay, Khammuane, Savannakhet, Saravane, Sekong, Champasack, Attapeu, Xaysomboon. [2]

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

The population o each province in 2005 is given in the census data, [3] rangin frae the lairgest (Savannakhet) tae smawest (Sekong).

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

In 1989 Vientiane prefecture wis split frae Vientiane province an the caipital o Vientiane province moved frae Vientiane tae Muang Phôn-Hông. In 1994 Xaisômboun khetphiset (special region) wis formed frae pairts o Bolikhamxai, Vientiane, an Xiangkhoang provinces. In 2006 Xaisomboun special region wis dissolved an the Longsan, Xaysomboun, Phun, an Hom destricts addit tae Vientiane province, while Thathon destrict wis transferred tae Xiengkhuang province.

Further diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provinces are then subdividit intae districts (muang) an veelages (baan).

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provinces are grouped geographically intae 3 strata, North (frae Phongsaly tae Saiyabouly, Luang Prabang an Xiengkhuang), Central (Vientiane and Bolikhamxay) Sooth (frae Khammuane tae Champasack).

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