The Annamite Range is a mountain range of eastern Indochina, which extends approximately 1100 km (700 miles) through Laos, Vietnam, and a small area in northeast Cambodia. Indochina, or the Indochinese Peninsula, is a region in Southeast Asia. Laos (ˈlɑːoʊs or /ˈlaʊs/ officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a Landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially The Kingdom of Cambodia ( formerly known as Kampuchea (, transliterated: Preăh Réachéanachâkr Kâmpŭchea) is a country in South East It is known in Vietnamese as Dãy Trường Sơn, in Lao as Phou Luang, and in French as the Chaîne Annamitique. Vietnamese ( tiếng Việt, or less commonly Việt ngữ) formerly known under French colonization as Annamese ( see Annam) Lao or Laotian (BGN/PCGN phasa lao IPA: pʰaːsaː laːw is a Tonal Language of the Tai-Kadai language family French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people The mountain range is also referred to variously as Annamese Range, Annamese Mountains, Annamese Cordillera, Annamite Mountains and Annamite Cordillera.
The range runs parallel to the Vietnamese coast, in a gentle curve which divides the basin of the Mekong River from Vietnam's narrow coastal plain along the South China Sea. The Mekong is one of the world’s major Rivers It is the 11th-longest river in the world and 7th longest in Asia The South China Sea is a Marginal sea south of China. It is a part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from Singapore to the The eastern slopes of the range rise steeply from the plain, and the eastern slope is drained by numerous short rivers. It has three main plateaux, from north to south: Phouane Plateau, Nakai Plateau and Bolaven Plateau. The Bolaven Plateau spreads over Salavan, Sekong, Champassak and Attapeu provinces of southern Laos.
Laos lies mostly within the Mekong basin, west of the divide, although most of Houaphan Province and a portion of Xiangkhoang Province lie east of the divide. Administrative divisions The province is made up of the following districts Huameuang District (7-05 Muang Et District (7-08 Administrative divisions The province is made up of the following districts Kham (9-02 Khoune (9-04 Morkmay (9-05 Nonghed (9-03 Pek Most of Vietnam lies east of the divide, although Vietnam's Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) region lies west of the divide, in the Mekong basin. Tây Nguyên, translated as Western Highlands and sometimes also called Central Highlands, is one of the regions of Vietnam.
The range is home to rare creatures such as the recently-discovered Annamite rabbit and the antelope-like saola, the large gaur and the indochinese tiger. The Annamite Striped Rabbit ( Nesolagus timminsi) is a species of Rabbit native to the Annamite mountain range on the Laos - Vietnam The Saola or Vu Quang ox, also infrequently Vu Quang bovid ( Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) one of the world's rarest Mammals is a Forest The gaur (ˈɡaʊɚ ( Bos gaurus, previously Bibos gauris) is a large dark-coated bovine animal of South Asia and Southeast Asia. The Indochinese tiger or Corbett's tiger ( Panthera tigris corbetti) is a Subspecies of Tiger found in Cambodia, Laos,