Place:Attapu, Laos


Alt namesAtpusource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Attapeusource: Embassy of Laos, Laos (1995) p 4
Attapu provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Attopeusource: Wikipedia
Muang Maisource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Coordinates14.667°N 107.0°E
Located inLaos
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

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Attapeu is a province of Laos in the southeast of the country. To the north it is bounded by Sekong, to the west by Champasak Province. To the east, the Annamite Mountain Range separates Attapeu from Vietnam. It borders Cambodia to the south. It has five districts, Samakkixay, Xaysetha, Sanamxay, Sanxay, and Phouvong, covering an area of with a population of 127,285. Its capital city lies at Attapeu (Muang Samakkixay).

It was known as the "land of heroism". There are two biodiversity areas: Dong Ampham Forest (200,000 ha) and Xepaine Forest. A large part of the province is managed by the Dong Ampham National Biodiversity Conservation Area.

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