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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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NOW on its 21st year, the Bayanihan Dance Company's 'Teaching and Touching Lives' program has gone full swing as it extended dance workshops for 14 days around Vientienne in Laos, Yangon and Naypwidaw in Myanmar, as well as in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The US official will attend Asean high level meetings in Vientienne, Laos from July 25 to 26 where he is expected to raise issues on sea disputes in South China Sea and denuclearization issues of the Korean Peninsula.
This microbudget pic received its coin from both production house Sparta, based in northeastern Thailand, and Lao Art Media, a major recording label in Vientienne.