Abbreviation for Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane [v  εnti a ː nə], Lao Vieng Chan, Vientiane, capital of Laos, on the Mekong, 160 m above sea level (2015) 620,200 residents.

Seat of a Vicar Apostolic; National University (founded 1995, opened 1996), National Library; Small industry (brewery, food, textile, cigarette production, sawmills, brickworks); Ferry connection with Nong Khai (Thailand), international airport.

The most important buildings in the city include That Luang, built in 1566, a 35 m high stupa made of bricks, Vat Pra Keo (1563; today National Museum) and the king’s temple, Vat Sisaket (around 1820; archaeological museum).

Vientiane is located in an area that has been inhabited since prehistoric times, which belonged to the Khmer Empire of Angkor at the end of the 12th century and to that of the Thai Empire of Sukhothai at the end of the 13th century. Since the middle of the 14th century, Vientiane was part of the Laotian Kingdom of Lan Xang (Lan Chang), of which Luang Prabang became its capital around 1563 replaced. After the disintegration of Lan Xang (early 18th century), it became the center of the small kingdom of Vieng Chiang in 1707. In 1778 the city was conquered by the Siamese, who destroyed it after an uprising in 1828 and put an end to the kingdom. It was not until French rule (1893–1954) that Vientiane flourished again as a commercial and administrative center; In 1899 it became the seat of the French governor and thus the capital.

Abbreviations for Vientiane, Laos

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: VTE
  • Country: Laos

VTE: Vientiane, Laos - Wattay

List of Vientiane Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations for Vientiane is VTE which stands for Vientiane. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Vientiane, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

City Abbreviation Meanings
Vientiane VAP Vientiane Action Plan
Vientiane VTE Vientiane, Laos – Wattay