General Profile
LocationSoutherneastmost province of Laos PDR, in the center of the  Cambodia-Lao-Vietnam (CLV) development triangel area; International borders: Vietnam (58 km) and Cambodia (224 km); National borders: Champasak (180 km) and Sekong (137 km) Provinces.
Total Area10,320 square meters
Districts (5) Samakkixay, Saysetha, Sanamxay, Sanxay and Phouvong
CapitalSamakkixay, also called ‘Attapeu town’
TransportationRoute 13 (south) Vientiane-Pakse-Paksong-Attapeu (985 km); Pakse airport-Paksong­-Attapeu (210 km)
Demographic Profile (2013)
Ethnical15 major tribes: Lao, Alak, Katang, Kaleum, Katou, Suay, Oy, Taoy, Sadang, Nge, Lavea, Lavenh, Cheuang, Tariang and Nyaheung
Economic Profile (2013)
GDP1,720 billion Kip
GDP per capita1,500 USD
GDP growth16%
GDP composition by sectorIndustry (45%), Service (28%), Agriculture (27%)
Export24 million USD (2011-13)
Import39.5 million USD (2011-13)
Major industryElectricity generation, agriculture, wood-based and other light industries.
Major exportsTimber and forest products, Hydropower energy
Major importsProject equipment, varieties of plant seeds, construction material and consumer goods
Public investment137.932,70 million USD / 142 projects (2011-13)
Domestic private and Foreign Investment1,606,629,298 USD/ 327 projects (2011-13)
Top three investment countriesVietnam, Thailand and South Korea
Top sectors attracting highest FDI inflowsHydropower, mining and industrial tree plantation.
More Information: Department for Planning and Investment