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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: Radio Free AsiaTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:30:00 -0700
China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Railway Project

The project was discussed between Lao deputy prime minister and foreign minister Thongloun Sisoulith and high-ranking Chinese officials at the sidelines of a regional meeting in Myanmar earlier this month, the railway official said, speaking on ...   read full story


Publisher: DevexTue, 19 Aug 2014 04:59:23 -0700
ADB again under fire over safeguards in Laos dam

The Asian Development Bank is again under fire over alleged safeguards violations, this time about a hydropower project in Laos that two NGOs claim will displace indigenous people, affect livelihoods and destroy the area's immediate environment.   read full story


Publisher: MarketWatchWed, 20 Aug 2014 07:13:33 -0700
Xylem wins fish pass pump contract for Laos' run-of-river hydropower dam

The construction of the dam allows water to be kept within the river's course and minimally raises the water level to allow fish migration between the Upper and Lower Mekong, while providing electricity to about 1 million people in Laos and 3 million ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: BloombergWed, 20 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700
Xylem Pumps for Laos Hydropower Dam to Help Aid 4 Million People read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaFri, 08 Aug 2014 16:09:11 -0700
Laos Freezes Salary Increase For Civil Servants

The cash-strapped government in Laos has imposed a freeze on salary increases for civil servants during the new fiscal year beginning October, reports say, as the country reels from shrinking revenues. Some government workers said their morale has been ...   read full story

Laos Tweets

From @piguanaSue on Wed Aug 20 16:25:39 EDT 2014 Pope Francis' comments on Asia trip also directed at repressive regimes in China, N.Korea, Vietnam, Laos & Myanmar. http://t.co/IZwws3tb2D
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From @ThatVetOffTheTV on Wed Aug 20 16:21:50 EDT 2014 RT @DenInCambo: @ThatVetOffTheTV excited to watch #operationwild and be reminded how much fun we all had in Laos with @freethebears
From @matt_mizuwari on Wed Aug 20 16:20:55 EDT 2014 RT @southeastasia4u: China to Press Ahead With Financing of Lao Railway Project http://t.co/MN5wmzB3Gi #Laos
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From @Suddell on Wed Aug 20 16:18:39 EDT 2014 Operation Wild is on #BBC. Just spoke about the bear sanctuary I visited in #Laos whilst travelling. Love it! Miss travelling so much! ?
From @DaveF194 on Wed Aug 20 16:17:51 EDT 2014 #operationwild More info on the bear sanctuary http://t.co/WpbUe02FgL . Moon bears are wonderful animals
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From @voice_animals on Wed Aug 20 16:16:30 EDT 2014 #OperationWild on now BBC1 featuring Champa's brain surgery at Free the Bears Laos sanctuary! http://t.co/sfoVzNZIr2
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