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]

Administrative Units[edit]

Officially, Laos is divided into 3 administrative tiers, with different types of administrative unit on each tier:

Level 1st 2nd 3rd
Type Prefecture
(ນະຄອນຫຼວງ nakhon louang)
District
(ເມືອງ mueang)
Village
(ບ້ານ baan)
Province
(ແຂວງ khoueng)

Provinces of Laos[edit]

No. Subdivisions Capital Area (km2) Population
(2015)[2]
1 Attapeu Attapeu (Samakkhixay District) 10,320 139,628
2 Bokeo Ban Houayxay (Houayxay District) 6,196 179,243
3 Bolikhamsai Pakxan (Pakxan District) 14,863 273,691
4 Champasak Pakse (Pakse District) 15,415 694,023
5 Houaphanh Xam Neua (Xamneua District) 16,500 289,393
6 Khammouane Thakhek (Thakhek District) 16,315 392,052
7 Luang Namtha Luang Namtha (Namtha District) 9,325 175,753
8 Luang Prabang Luang Prabang (Louangprabang District) 16,875 431,889
9 Oudomxay Muang Xay (Xay District) 15,370 307,622
10 Phongsaly Phongsali (Phongsaly District) 16,270 177,989
11 Sainyabuli Sayabouly (Xayabury District) 16,389 381,376
12 Salavan Salavan (Salavan District) 10,691 396,942
13 Savannakhet Kaysone Phomvihane (Khanthaboury District) 21,774 969,697
14 Sekong Sekong (Lamarm District) 7,665 83,600
15 Vientiane Prefecture Vientiane (Chanthabouly District) 3,920 820,940
16 Vientiane Province Phonhong (Phonhong District) 15,927 419,090
17 Xiengkhouang Phonsavan (Pek District) 15,880 244,684
18 Xaisomboun Province Anouvong (Anouvong District) 8,300 85,168
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Districts of Laos[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nsc Lao Pdr". Nsc.gov.la. Archived from the original on 23 January 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  2. ^ Lao Statistics Bureau (21 October 2016). "Results of Population and Housing Census 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 8 January 2018.