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Complete details about Laos in Asia with capital city Vientiane

Country NameLaos (Lao)
Country CodeLAO
Capital CityVientiane
RegionSoutheast Asia
Independence Year1953
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: Bangkok PostTue, 29 Jul 2014 02:22:30 -0700
Chinese gold miner flees Laos

The unnamed company had permission to extract sand and gravel but was instead mining gold in Bokeo province in northern Laos, the Minister of Energy and Mines Soulivong Daravong told a press conference Friday, according to the Vientiane Times.   read full story

Publisher: Radio Free AsiaTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:23:16 -0700
China's EximBank Suspends Loans For Roads, Bridges in Laos

Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank), the official export credit agency of the Chinese government, has suspended loans for infrastructure and construction projects in Laos, saying it would prefer to only finance mining and hydro-power ventures ...   read full story

Publisher: The NationWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Bridge to Laos will boost regional trade

The first Myanmar-Laos Bridge, connecting Tachileik and Luang Namtha, will be completed next year and is expected to boost the economies and benefit people on both sides of the Mekong. The Thai-Myanmar Cultural and Economic Cooperation ...   read full story

Publisher: Radio Free AsiaMon, 28 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700
Laos Launches Plan to Stem Illegal Logging After Revenue Drop

Lao authorities have launched a pilot program to track the movement of timber from sawmills and wood-processing plants after Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong disclosed that illegal logging has become a major problem for the country, reports say.   read full story

Laos Tweets

From @Niicol_2900 on Fri Aug 01 05:46:55 EDT 2014 tengo aborrecida la cancion de bailando me la ponen en toos laos.
From @gracedelacruz92 on Fri Aug 01 05:45:42 EDT 2014 RT @CutieJaneOineza: Natawa ako na starlet daw si Jane at Laos. My god. Haha with her awards and endorsement, regular pa siya sa ASAP. Si L?
From @Irvandisk on Fri Aug 01 05:45:35 EDT 2014 RT @SiaranBolaLive: #HBT2014 digelar 8-23Agustus | GrupA :Laos,Myanmar,Filipina,Timor Leste,Thailand | GrupB:Indonesia,Brunei,Kamboja,Malay?
From @madloverofSrk_ on Fri Aug 01 05:45:02 EDT 2014 RT @IamDeepaMehta: In a tiny village in Laos I am worthy of an autograph because I come from India, the same country as @iamsrk ! How marv?
From @netirosma on Fri Aug 01 05:43:37 EDT 2014 RT @B1A4Couple: [PIC] replytvn: TVN's Youth Over Flower Vocation on Laos! #BARO
From @n1904 on Fri Aug 01 05:43:26 EDT 2014 Waduw yg geng Laos pamer abs aja nih
From @paixtns on Fri Aug 01 05:41:46 EDT 2014 @Pedro172 @aphilo77 @APOELfans to polli polli na men parei kanenas ti simea t algerie je kanei, oi algerinoi san laos en je kaman mas tipote
From @TheatrumBelli on Fri Aug 01 05:41:39 EDT 2014 #CIA : Opération #Laos (documentaire) #Guerre_du_Vietnam #Opium #Héroïne #drogue #Long_Cheng
From @_rare__ on Fri Aug 01 05:41:27 EDT 2014 ¿Por qué este año tienen que empezar antes en todos los laos? Vaya ganas
From @wone12345 on Fri Aug 01 05:38:41 EDT 2014 RT @backpackworld: ??? ?? ?? ? ???, ????? ??..??? ?? ??...??? ???.. #??? #?? #laos #vientiane
From @ManaloeRIO on Fri Aug 01 05:36:31 EDT 2014 Woiii!! RT @milano_ruas: DUKUNG!! RIO: Tu Tao nabagas i... Hupatolhas lungunku... Laos disi do hu sumpahon hasian.. Tung sa jadi ahu mangoli
From @viet_kabu on Fri Aug 01 05:35:48 EDT 2014 [????????????] 8?1?????????...
From @backpackworld on Fri Aug 01 05:35:28 EDT 2014 ??? ?? ?? ? ???, ????? ??..??? ?? ??...??? ???.. #??? #?? #laos #vientiane
From @lintang_adys on Fri Aug 01 05:35:23 EDT 2014 RT @Baro_IndoFC: [PIC] TvN Youth Over Flowers with #????? Baro in Laos tonight at 9.50PM KST ^^ ©reply_tvN
From @LiviaEigenART on Fri Aug 01 05:34:02 EDT 2014 Kennt sich jemand aus in Laos und Burma? Mich ziehts da hin.