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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: Pensacola News JournalSat, 30 Aug 2014 13:56:14 -0700
A Pensacolian's escape from Laos

President Lyndon Johnson ordered the Navy to conduct secret missions into Laos, where guerrilla forces, the Pathet Lao, were fighting the Royal Laotian government forces, who were friendly to the United States even though their country, bordering ...   read full story


Publisher: XinhuaMon, 01 Sep 2014 06:52:30 -0700
China, Laos pledge to deepen law enforcement, security cooperation

BEIJING, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese security chief Meng Jianzhu on Monday met with Sylavong Somkeo, Lao acting minister of public security, on deepening bilateral security cooperation. Meng, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of ...   read full story


Publisher: HydroWorldFri, 29 Aug 2014 08:17:55 -0700
Asian bank funds 290-MW Nam Ngiep 1 hydro project in Laos

With financing from the World Bank's International Development Association, Laos' Institute of Renewable Energy Promotion last year took bids to become investor-operator of two micro-hydropower projects in Laos' Houaphan Province. The World Bank's ...   read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:39:35 -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

Related news/stories

Publisher: Asia Times OnlineTue, 19 Aug 2014 23:56:15 -0700
China still backing Lao high-speed train read full story

Laos Tweets

From @Rabaefer on Mon Sep 01 17:01:06 EDT 2014 Creo que no voy a ver la T5 de Juego de Tronos hasta haber leído Vientos de Invierno. Es que si no nos van a soltar spoilers x todos laos
From @AhoraDimeLaura on Mon Sep 01 16:59:24 EDT 2014 Pista libre bebeeeeeehhhh... kajajajajajajajajajaja sin mirar pa los laos que no vienen carritos chocones jajajajaja
From @RmnLucia25 on Mon Sep 01 16:58:37 EDT 2014 RT @0nemorereader: @Miriam_Vera14 @RmnLucia25 vosotras habeis estudiado o habéis hecho un book de fotos? Porque os veo en todos laos jajaja?
From @0nemorereader on Mon Sep 01 16:58:12 EDT 2014 @Miriam_Vera14 @RmnLucia25 vosotras habeis estudiado o habéis hecho un book de fotos? Porque os veo en todos laos jajajaja
From @sophyavictoria_ on Mon Sep 01 16:55:37 EDT 2014 RT @troched14: me meto pa to' laos y no me ven
From @eastlower on Mon Sep 01 16:55:01 EDT 2014 @BLarsenAFC1886 Still in Asia, near Laos.
From @findlatlng on Mon Sep 01 16:55:00 EDT 2014 GEOCODE: Luang Prabang, Laos http://t.co/KpMfnjAvId +4 geocodes
From @Ligiacmm_ on Mon Sep 01 16:54:56 EDT 2014 soy la luz del diamante y me respetan en tos laos!
From @troched14 on Mon Sep 01 16:54:50 EDT 2014 me meto pa to' laos y no me ven
From @730kilometros on Mon Sep 01 16:53:41 EDT 2014 RT @soyMargarlto: ta juerte lacalor ando suadao detos laos
From @belieber_ricoo on Mon Sep 01 16:52:40 EDT 2014 #CD9EXAFanDay @exagdl laos mejireees
From @mlifeorg on Mon Sep 01 16:52:37 EDT 2014 China, Laos pledge to deepen law enforcement, security cooperation: Chinese security chief Meng Jianzhu on Mon... http://t.co/eLASG26Aa2
From @iMusicConcert on Mon Sep 01 16:51:45 EDT 2014 THIS WEEKEND!!! It's going down!! Laos will be ministering in Maryland!! http://t.co/dvdXbpbwFA
From @SrPerseo on Mon Sep 01 16:51:27 EDT 2014 Hay tonto en to en los laos pero este ecuatoriano este colombiano se lleva la palma.
From @RedROVERGaming on Mon Sep 01 16:49:54 EDT 2014 @Gtamen explains why you haven't starting following me dipshit! Laos!