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Attapeu is located in Laos
Location in Laos
Coordinates: 14°49′12″N 106°49′14″E / 14.82000°N 106.82056°E / 14.82000; 106.82056
Country  Laos
Admin. division Attapeu Province
Founded 1560
Elevation 93 m (305 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 19,200
 • Religions Buddhism

Attapeu (Lao: ອັດຕະປື), also written as Attopu or Attapu, is the capital of Attapeu Province, Laos. It is the southernmost among provincial capitals in Laos opposite Phongsali in the north.


Attapeu International Airport is located about 28 kilometres (17 mi) from Attapeu.[1] The airport opened in May 2015 but did not receive flights until April 2016, when Lao Airlines introduced flights from Vientiane via Pakse.[2] However, the airline withdrew from the market in October 2016 because of low passenger demand.[3] TTR Weekly attributed the airport's condition to the lack of nearby tourist attractions, even though commercial activity has risen due to Attapeu Province's proximity to Vietnam.[4]


  1. ^ Latsaphao, Khonesavanh (18 October 2016). "Attapeu airport potential examined during PM's visit". Vientiane Times. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Vientiane–Attapeu flights starting to takeoff". Vientiane Times. 5 October 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Vientiane–Attapeu flights' wings clipped". Vientiane Times. 11 January 2017. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Ngamsangchaikit, Wanwisa (15 June 2015). "No services to Attapeu airport". TTR Weekly. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

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Coordinates: 14°48′N 106°50′E / 14.800°N 106.833°E / 14.800; 106.833