Administrative divisions of Laos

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Laos is divided into 17 provinces (khoueng) and one prefecture (kampheng nakhon) which includes the capital city Vientiane (Nakhon Louang Viangchan). Provinces are further divided into districts (muang) and then villages (ban). An 'urban' village is essentially a town.[1]

Provinces of Laos[edit]

Further information: Provinces of Laos
Subdivisions Capital Area (km²) Population
1 Attapeu Attapeu (Samakkhixay District) 10,320 114,300
2 Bokeo Ban Houayxay (Houayxay District) 6,196 149,700
3 Bolikhamsai Paksan (Paksane District) 14,863 214,900
4 Champasak Pakse (Pakse District) 15,415 575,600
5 Hua Phan Xam Neua (Xamneua District) 16,500 322,200
6 Khammouane Thakhek (Thakhek District) 16,315 358,800
7 Luang Namtha Luang Namtha (Namtha District) 9,325 150,100
8 Luang Prabang Luang Prabang (Louangprabang District) 16,875 408,800
9 Oudomxay Muang Xay (Xay District) 15,370 275,300
10 Phongsali Phongsali (Phongsaly District) 16,270 199,900
11 Sayabouly Sayabouly (Xayabury District) 16,389 382,200
12 Salavan Salavan (Salavan District) 10,691 336,600
13 Savannakhet Savannakhet (Khanthabouly District) 21,774 721,500
14 Sekong Sekong (Lamarm District) 7,665 83,600
15 Vientiane Capi. Vientiane City 3,920 726,000
16 Vientiane Prov. Phonhong (Phonhong District) 15,927 373,700
17 Xieng Khouang Phonsavan (Pek District) 15,880 229,521
A clickable map of Laos exhibiting its provinces and prefecture.
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Districts of Laos[edit]

Further information: Districts of Laos

Each Laotian province is subdivided into districts (muang) and then subdivided into villages (baan).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nsc Lao Pdr". Retrieved 21 January 2012.