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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 AsiaMon, 29 Jun 2015 12:00:18 -0700
Family Members of Lao Elite Smuggling Rosewood to China

Luxury rosewood illegally logged throughout Laos is routinely smuggled north across the border to China by family members of the country's elite officials along a route paved with bribes to local authorities, according to sources with knowledge of the ...   read full story


Publisher: Yahoo TravelFri, 03 Jul 2015 00:30:00 -0700
We Met at a Bar While Backpacking in Laos

When I walked into the bar in Laos, it was filled with people? backpackers mostly, but also a small handful of locals. Empty bomb casings hung from the ceiling, weapons turned into art. My brother was nowhere to be seen, off chatting up some girl I ...   read full story


Publisher: NewsweekThu, 25 Jun 2015 02:33:45 -0700
Saving Laos From Global Warming

Farmers stand ankle-deep in a muddy rice paddy field transplanting rice saplings in Vientiane, Laos, Feb. 17, 2013. Though the country is developing fast, the rice farmers that make up its backbone face an uncertain future due to deforestation and ...   read full story


Publisher: TuoitrenewsThu, 02 Jul 2015 23:33:45 -0700
Vietnam joins Laos, Cambodia in clampdown on cross-border human trafficking

At the conference, the Vietnamese side initiated discussions on cooperation in combating cross-border human trafficking among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in the coming time to improve the situation, according to the news website of Vietnam's Da Nang ...   read full story

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Publisher: SGGPFri, 03 Jul 2015 00:07:30 -0700
Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia repress border human trafficking rings read full story
Publisher: Viet Nam NewsThu, 02 Jul 2015 22:26:15 -0700
Human trafficking on the rise read full story
Publisher: VietNamNet BridgeThu, 02 Jul 2015 19:26:15 -0700
VN-Laos-Cambodia clampdown on cross-border human trafficking read full story

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