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Map of Xiangkhoang district in Laos

Basic information about Xiangkhoang
Xiangkhouang (Lao: ຊຽງຂວາງ, meaning \Horizontal City\) is a province of Laos, located in the Xiangkhouang Plateau, north-east of the country. Originally known as Muang Phouan, the present capital of the province is Phonsavan. The population of the province as of March 2005 census is 229,521. Xiangkhouang Province covers an area of 15,880 square kilometres (6,130 sq mi) and has largely a mountainous topography. The province borders Luang Prabang Province to the northwest, Houaphan Province to the northeast, Vietnam to the east, Bolikhamsai Province to the southeast, and Vientiane Province to the southwest. Apart from floodplains, the largest area of level land in the country is located in the province's Xiangkhouang Plateau. This area is characterized by rolling hills and grassland whose altitude averages 4,250 feet (1,300 m). The country's highest peak, Phou Bia (9,252 feet (2,820 m)), rises at the southern side of the plateau. Nam Et-Phou Louey is a National Biodiversity Conservation Area (NBCA) in the province which covers a total area of 5,959 km2, and overlaps into Houaphan and Luang Prabang provinces. Xiangkhouang Province is one of the main maize producing areas of Laos. It was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War era. The Plain of Jars site has been proposed for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.
Cities, towns & villages in Xiangkhoang
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PhonsavanPhonsavan (Lao: (population 37,507) is the capital of Xiangkhoang Province. The name stands for \"hills of paradise\". Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xiangkhouang Province. The countryside is dominated by green hills and pine forests. Villages consist of colourful wooden houses. Cattle raising is one of the main agricultural activities and Hmong cowboys with brown and violet cowboy hats are a common sight. During Hmong New Year there are bullfights in the city. Phonsavan was built in the late 1970s and replaced the old Xiangkhouang (today: Muang Khoun) which had been destroyed during the Second Indochina War. Phonsavan's most famous attraction is the nearby Plain of Jars, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. The main economic activity in Phonsavan is@en . Show Phonsavanon the map
Muang PhônsavanPhonsavan (Lao: (population 37,507) is the capital of Xiangkhoang Province. The name stands for \"hills of paradise\". Phonsavan is the provincial capital of Xiangkhouang Province. The countryside is dominated by green hills and pine forests. Villages consist of colourful wooden houses. Cattle raising is one of the main agricultural activities and Hmong cowboys with brown and violet cowboy hats are a common sight. During Hmong New Year there are bullfights in the city. Phonsavan was built in the late 1970s and replaced the old Xiangkhouang (today: Muang Khoun) which had been destroyed during the Second Indochina War. Phonsavan's most famous attraction is the nearby Plain of Jars, which has been nominated for UNESCO World Heritage status. The main economic activity in Phonsavan is@en . Show Muang Phônsavanon the map
Ban NonghètNong Het, also Nong Haet, Nonghet, Muang Nonghet or Nonghed, is a market town in Xiangkhouang Province in northeastern Laos, located about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from the border with Vietnam. It is the principal town of Nong Het District. It is located along Route 7, 119 kilometres (74 mi) east of Phonsavan, along the road which passes through Muang Kham and Ban Na Sala on the way to Nong Haet. Bus companies operating in the area have increased to cater for tourists. The population is primarily Hmong peoples. Show Ban Nonghèton the map
Muang KhamMuang Kham is a small town in Xiangkhouang Province in northeastern Laos. It is located along Route 7, 55.7 kilometres (34.6 mi) east of Phonsavan, on the way to Nong Haet. The road between Muang Kham and Nong Haet is noted for its Thai Dam funery shrines with white tombs, prayer flags and offerings. Show Muang Khamon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Xiangkhoang
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XiangkhouangXiangkhouang (Lao: meaning \"Horizontal City\") is a province of Laos, located in the Xiangkhouang Plateau, north-east of the country. Originally known as Muang Phouan, the present capital of the province is Phonsavan. The population of the province as of March 2005 census is 229,521. Xiangkhouang Province is one of the main maize producing areas of Laos. It was heavily bombed during the Vietnam War era. The Plain of Jars site has been proposed for listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Monument.Show on map
Muang Phou KontPhou Kout is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in northern-central Laos.Show on map
Muang NonghètNong Het is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in northern-central Laos.Show on map
Muang Mok-MaiMok May is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in northern-central Laos.Show on map
Muang PhaxaiPhaxay is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in northern-central Laos.Show on map
Muang KhounKhoune is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in north-central Laos. It is southeast of Phonsavan, the capital of Xiengkhouang. Khoun District has four main ethnic groups: Lao, Hmong, Khmu, and O Du. Khoune is the old capital of Xiengkhouang called Xiengkhuang Kao.Show on map
Muang PèkPek is a district (muang) of Xiangkhouang Province in northern-central Laos.Show on map
Different buildings in Xiangkhoang
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Xieng Khouang AirportIts name is derived from the Xiangkhoang Plateau, which gives name to the Xiangkhouang Province on which it is located.Show on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Xiangkhoang
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Plain of JarsThe Plain of Jars (Lao: ທົ່ງໄຫຫິນ [tʰōŋ hǎj hǐn]) is a megalithic archaeological landscape in Laos. It consists of thousands of stone jars scattered around the upland valleys and the lower foothills of the central plain of the Xiangkhoang Plateau. The jars are mostly arranged in clusters ranging in number from one to several hundred.Show on map