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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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Since capturing the overall title in the Manila edition of the 2005 Games, Team Philippines has consistently finished sixth, except for winding up fifth in Vientiane, Laos, in 2009 and seventh in 2013 Burma, the country's worst finish.
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