Savannakhet is a province of Lao PDR meaning "city of paradise" or "land of fertility suitable for agriculture". It is located in the southern part of the country and is the largest province in Laos with 15 districts. It borders Khammouane Province to the north, Quảng Trị and Thừa Thiên–Huế provinces of Vietnam to the east, Salavan Province to the south, and Nakhon Phanom and Mukdahan provinces of Thailand to the west. It covers an area of 21,774 square kilometres.60% of land is covered by forests.

It has tropical wet and dry climate with very warm weather throughout the year. It has long been a center of trade and power. It is one of the main tobacco producing areas of Laos and has numerous natural resources. Sepon is the largest mine in Laos, with reserves of copper and gold. The province also consists of natural sites, fossil sites, museums and religious sites attracting many tourists around the world. A wide variety of ethnic groups are found in the province: Lowland Lao, Phoutai, Thai Dam, Katang, Mangkong, Vali, Lava, Soui, Kapo, Kaleung and Ta-Oi. This province is most noted for its weavings, especially Phouthai silk and cotton weaving in Vilabouly District, and ethnic Katang weaving in the Dong Phou Vieng area. The That Ing Hang Festival is the largest festival of the year and is celebrated in December at the time of the full moon.


List of districts & experimental sites


The ongoing SRI-LMB experimental sites in the selected districts of Savannakhet province are listed below:
  • Champhone
  • Songkhone
  • Sonnabouly

Photos


Maps



Provincial Staff

Mr. Chanlakhone Xaiyalath
LMU/Provincial Coordinator
Provincial Agricultural Extension and Coperatives
Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR
Office: +856-41-496005
Mobile: +856-20-22437771
Email: c_khone33@yahoo.com