Country Profiles

Laos COUNTRY PROFILE
Regional distribution

Figure 1 presents trend of cattle herd population in the northern3 , central4 and southern5 regions of Laos from 2001 to 2013. The overall trend of cattle herd population in Laos has increased. Cattle population mainly concentrates in the central region which accounted for almost 943,000 head or 55% of the total cattle population in Laos in 2013 while cattle population in the northern and southern regions accounted for 25% and 20% of the total cattle population in Laos respectively.

Figure 1: Cattle distribution (head) over three regions in Laos

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3 Northern region includes 7 provinces, namely Phongsaly, Luangnamtha, Oudomxay, Bokeo, Luang Prabang, Huaphanh and Xayabuly
4 Central region comprises 6 provinces, namely Vientiane Capital, Xieng Khouang, Vientiane, Bolikhamxay, Khammuane and Savannakhet
5 Southern region comprises 4 provinces – Salavan, Sekong, Champasak and Attapeu

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