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The capital and largest city of Laos, in the north-central part of the country on the Mekong River and the Thailand border. It became the capital of the French protectorate of Laos in 1899 and later the capital of independent Laos.


(ˌvjɛntɪˈɑːn) or


(Placename) the administrative capital of Laos, in the south near the border with Thailand: capital of the kingdom of Vientiane from 1707 until taken by the Thais in 1827. Pop: 776 000 (2005 est)



the capital of Laos, on the Mekong River, in the NW part. 377,409.
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Noun1.Vientiane - the capital and largest city of LaosVientiane - the capital and largest city of Laos
Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laos - a mountainous landlocked communist state in southeastern Asia; achieved independence from France in 1949
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During a meeting in Vientiane, Laos, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda also sought greater understanding from European Council President Herman Van Rompuy of Japan's resolve to deal with tense Japan-China relations in a calm manner, Japanese officials said.
The MGC was launched on November 10, 2000 in Vientiane, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic setting out a vision for cooperation amongst India and the five Mekong region countries - Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for the development of economic and cultural ties between Tehran and Vientiane.
cholerae infection had been identified in Vientiane (the capital city) and Xaignabouri Province in north-central and northwestern Laos, respectively.
The main topic will be looking into the cooperation and the implementation of the joint Mekong projects as since it was first raised in Vientiane in 2004,'' Hor Namhong said.
The airline said that starting 6 November it will operate a service between Guangzhou and Vientiane, which is China Southern's first to Laos and its tenth to a southeast Asia destination.
Arrests and detention of Christians occurred in Bokeo, Bolikhamsai, Salavan, and Vientiane Municipality.
Trade ministers from the region's six major trade partners had been scheduled to fly into Vientiane for next week's meetings and the absence of the four means that ASEAN will only be able to meet the ministers of South Korea and Australia next week.
In addition, several bombings have hit the town of Vientiane.
That's what happened in the Vientiane International School artroom when I asked a small class of seventh graders to create a self-portrait using mosaic.
Planet Online started a wireless broadband service in Vientiane in mid-2005.
Address : Ban Nonesengchan, Saythany district, Vientiane capital