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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: The NationThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:52:30 -0700
Laos is acting responsibly on Mekong dam project

In a September 10 letter to the leaders of Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, activists complained that Laos was acting irresponsibly and that the MRC's procedures for assessing potential impacts of hydropower development on the Mekong were ...   read full story

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Publisher: Channel News AsiaThu, 23 Oct 2014 09:18:45 -0700
Laos' hydropower dams draw criticisms from neighbours read full story

Publisher:, 19 Oct 2014 02:11:15 -0700
The real country of 'no worries'

A teacher by profession, Ashley packed up her bags and headed to the city of Luang Prabang in Laos to volunteer with Global Vision International (GVI). Here's her story. How would you describe Luang Prabang? Breathtaking. Luang Prabang is a beautiful ...   read full story

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Publisher: TTG AsiaMon, 20 Oct 2014 02:00:00 -0700
Apple Tree Group appoints new area GM for Laos read full story
Publisher: Bangkok PostMon, 20 Oct 2014 00:30:00 -0700
Culture at a Crossroads read full story
Publisher: NatGeo News Watch (blog)Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:08:02 -0700
Through the Eyes of the Locals read full story
Publisher: TravelDailyNews Asia-PacificTue, 21 Oct 2014 00:44:50 -0700
THAI launches flights to Luang Prabang read full story

Publisher: NK NewsSun, 19 Oct 2014 21:02:40 -0700
North Korean defectors SK-bound after Laos release

The group was reportedly assisted by a Chinese national in crossing the Chinese border into Laos before heading to South Korea through Thailand. On Thursday morning they were arrested by local police in northern Laos while waiting in a vehicle.   read full story

Publisher: The Dominion PostThu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0700
Best friends put Lao cuisine on the radar

There's been a little bit of Laos in Wellington for a while now, but two My Kitchen Rules contestants are hoping to bring a whole lot more of it to Kiwi tables. Mums and best friends Dai Phonevilay, 33, and Dal Philavong, 35, set out to put Lao cooking ...   read full story

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