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Complete details about Laos in Asia with capital city Vientiane

Country NameLaos (Lao)
Country CodeLAO
Capital CityVientiane
ContinentAsia
RegionSoutheast Asia
Independence Year1953
Population5433000
Surface Area236800.0
Life Expectancy53.1 years
GNP1292.0 (old 1746.0)
Government FormRepublic

Spoken Languages

Lao [official]     (67.2%)
Lao-Soung     (5.2%)
Mon-khmer     (16.5%)
Thai     (7.8%)

Major Cities

Vientiane, Viangchan     (population 531800)
Savannakhet, Savannakhet     (population 96652)

Laos's most recent News and Stories



Publisher: Viet Nam NewsFri, 31 Jul 2015 19:15:00 -0700
Prime Minister sends condolences to Laos following helicopter crash

Prime Minister sends condolences to Laos following helicopter crash. HA NOI (VNS)? Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has sent a message of condolence to his Lao counterpart, Thongsing Thammavong, after a Lao military helicopter crashed on Monday.   read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaThu, 30 Jul 2015 15:30:00 -0700
All 23 People Aboard Crashed Lao Helicopter Confirmed Dead

All 23 people on a Lao military helicopter that crashed earlier this week while traveling to northern Laos have been confirmed dead, military officials and state media said Thursday, though the cause of the accident remains unknown. Air traffic control ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:56:15 -0700
Rescuers search for survivors after military helicopter crashes in Laos

More than 20 people are missing after a military helicopter in Laos crashed in bad weather earlier this week, state media have said. The ministry of defence said the accident occurred shortly after 1pm (0600 GMT) on Monday as the helicopter travelled ...   read full story

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Publisher: Radio Free AsiaWed, 29 Jul 2015 14:33:45 -0700
Missing Lao Military Helicopter Found Crashed, Weather Hampers Rescue read full story
Publisher: ABC NewsWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:29:48 -0700
Report Says Crash Site of Missing Lao Helicopter Found read full story
Publisher: USA TODAYWed, 29 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700
23 missing in Laos military helicopter accident read full story
Publisher: International Business TimesWed, 29 Jul 2015 04:15:00 -0700
Laos Military Helicopter Accident: 23 Missing After Army Chopper Crashes read full story
Publisher: UPI.comWed, 29 Jul 2015 03:52:30 -0700
Military helicopter in Laos carrying 23 remains missing read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsMon, 20 Jul 2015 16:13:13 -0700
Underage African footballers 'trafficked' to Laos

African footballers as young as 14 are being trafficked to Asia and forced to sign contracts, the BBC has learnt. Six minors are still with top Laos side Champasak United, after it imported 23 under-age players from West Africa to an unregistered ...   read full story

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Publisher: Yahoo SportsTue, 21 Jul 2015 04:54:14 -0700
Laos to investigate report of trafficking of African footballers read full story
Publisher: The IndependentTue, 21 Jul 2015 14:33:45 -0700
Teenage footballers as young as 14 being 'trafficked' to Laos read full story

Laos Tweets

From @FORTchop on Sat Aug 01 12:08:59 EDT 2015 @KenkennTheGreat @Lanz_Taps sorry pero laos kana ?
From @clyiengzmn on Sat Aug 01 12:07:47 EDT 2015 laos na yan ??
From @sakagan on Sat Aug 01 12:07:08 EDT 2015 RT @InsideAsiaTours: Beautiful village in the mountains of Northern #Laos - we can just imagine going #hiking here; should be fun! #travel ?
From @Truth2Pwer on Sat Aug 01 12:06:29 EDT 2015 @alexhiniker Plaine des Jarres, Laos is still pocked with countless bomb craters... http://t.co/Jr79RWo4oL
From @article_22 on Sat Aug 01 12:05:48 EDT 2015 The Resolution Wrap CLEARS 1 sq meter of bomb littered land in Laos to make it safe for farmers to grow more coconuts http://t.co/VJBlE0ZQ5T
From @Bravops_13 on Sat Aug 01 12:05:47 EDT 2015 Si por mi fuera adoptaba a tos los animalicos de las tiendas, de los circos, de las calles, de tos laos donde estuvieran sufriendo.
From @FORTchop on Sat Aug 01 12:05:09 EDT 2015 @KenkennTheGreat @Lanz_Taps gwapo ka sana eh kaso laos kana :( hahahaha
From @ThorntonMason1 on Sat Aug 01 12:03:07 EDT 2015 Togs on the peak as long as the greater works differently legacy trajectory inpouring laos: Kegjv
From @yannbisiou on Sat Aug 01 12:01:27 EDT 2015 @HyundaiFrance je vais vous faire de la pub: vous passez vraiment partout! Piste entre Lao Pako et #Vientiane #Laos http://t.co/DnOMYRS99l
From @pauuuaquino on Sat Aug 01 12:01:20 EDT 2015 @heyimraizzyyy @bvtorio laos technique mo sa skills ko!! ??
From @InsideAsiaTours on Sat Aug 01 12:00:10 EDT 2015 Beautiful village in the mountains of Northern #Laos - we can just imagine going #hiking here; should be fun! #travel http://t.co/SkJZ59dCix
From @guide_trip on Sat Aug 01 12:00:03 EDT 2015 #tour Bolaven plateau ho chi minh trail in #Champasak - #Laos http://t.co/G0AbQrAbSY #travel #tourguide http://t.co/2eZF8mKsKz
From @MalayaTigersFS on Sat Aug 01 11:59:21 EDT 2015 FT AFF U-16 Cup 2015 : Vietnam 2 - 2 Laos Singapore 1 - 3 Myanmar Phillipines 0 - 1 Cambodia
From @please7 on Sat Aug 01 11:58:47 EDT 2015 ????????????????????? ??????????????????? #Laos #Legoland #MiniLand #JB #Malaysia https://t.co/0oYOvTHk57
From @LaisseSaigner_ on Sat Aug 01 11:57:39 EDT 2015 @FinnishFeathers @Jose_PerezMar Me divido y voy a tos' laos jajajajaja