Subdivisions of Laos


Subdivisions of Laos

Laos is divided into 16 provinces (Lao ແຂວງ, "khoueng"), 1 prefecture (ນະຄອນຫລວງ, "kampheng nakhon"), and formerly 1 special zone (ເຂດພິເສດ, "khetphiset"). Each province is subdivided into districts ("muang") and then subdivided into villages ("baan").

*Vientiane Prefecture with Vientiane Capital (municipality)
*Xaisomboun special administrative zone, dissolved in 2006"

Vientiane metropolitan area cover the prefecture and parts of the province.


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