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Vientiane

Vientiane ( /vjɛnˈtjɑːn/ ; Lao: ວຽງຈັນ Wiang-jun; Thai: เวียงจันทน์ Wiang-chan, ) is the capital and largest city of Laos, situated on the Mekong River near the border with Thailand. Vientiane became the capital in 1563 due to fears of a Burmese invasion. During French rule, Vientiane was the administrative capital and, due to economic growth in recent times, it has now become the economic centre of Laos.

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Bahá'í Faith In Laos
... Bahá'í Local Spiritual Assembly is known to be first elected by 1958 in Vientiane and eventually Laos' own National Spiritual Assembly is first elected in 1967 ... community is approximately eight thousand adherents and four centers Vientiane, Vientiane Province, Kaysone Phomvihane, Pakxe and smaller populations in other provinces ...
Laotian Rebellion
... V Thai ไชยเชษฐาธิราชที่ ๕) of the kingdom of Vientiane ... Successive Burmese and Siamese interventions involved Vientiane and Louangphrabang in internecine struggles ... In 1771 the king of Louangphrabang attacked Vientiane, determined to punish it for what he perceived to be its complicity in a Burmese attack on his ...
Lao Wieng - Alternate Names
... The Lao Wieng are also referred to as Tai Wieng (ไทเวียง), Lao Vientiane (ลาวเวียงจันทน์), Tai Vientiane ... These names are also used in Laos to refer to the inhabitants of Vientiane or its descendants in Thailand ...
Apostolic Vicariate Of Vientiane
... Vicariate Apostolic of Vientiane (Latin Vicariatus Apostolicus Vientianensis) is a subdivision of the Roman Catholic Church in Laos ... The vicariate covers the provinces of Houaphan, Xiangkhoang, Vientiane Province, Vientiane Prefecture and most of Bolikhamsai ... One of the largest churches is Sacre Coeur in Vientiane which was built in 1928 and renovated in 2004/2005 ...