Attapeu

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Attapeu

ອັດຕະປື
Samakkhixay District
Attapeu town.jpg
Attapeu is located in Laos
Attapeu
Attapeu
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. divisionAttapeu Province
Founded1560
Elevation
93 m (305 ft)
Population
(2005)
 • Total19,200
 • 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.

Transportation[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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.

See also[edit]

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