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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: Radio Free AsiaWed, 20 May 2015 10:02:02 -0700
Lao Officials Use State Funds to Build Roads to Their Homes

In April, the Ministry of Public Works and Transport approved 400 million kip (U.S. $50,000) to build a 600-meter-long, five-meter-wide road to the home of Bounthong Chitmany, a Politburo member, chairman of the Lao Anti-Corruption Organization and ...   read full story

Publisher: KFVSThu, 21 May 2015 16:46:44 -0700
Son finds airman's remains in Laos, missing since 1969

"My dad was killed in 1969,? Clever said. ?He and 9 others were flying a mission over the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos." Laotian forces came across the downed plane and the crew members' bodies inside. "They weren't qualified in remains recovery,? Clever ...   read full story

Publisher: The Cambodia DailyThu, 21 May 2015 18:07:30 -0700
Three Arrested, Drugs Seized In Cambodia-Laos Operation

Information provided by Cambodian anti-drug police led to the arrest of three Laotian men on Wednesday by police in Laos, who also seized 2 kg of methamphetamine, two handguns and a car, an official said Thursday. In Song, deputy police chief of the ...   read full story

Publisher: BBC NewsThu, 14 May 2015 16:16:24 -0700
Inside Laos: A US beauty queen's quest for change

More than three decades ago, Amy Chanthaphavong's parents fled their home country of Laos. Her father had been a fighter pilot in the Laos air force, supporting the Americans in their war on neighbouring Vietnam. As communists tightened their grip on ...   read full story

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From @SoClaimon on Fri May 22 10:24:33 EDT 2015 Shared benefit guarantee needed for China-Laos-Thailand rail link, ex-minister says
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