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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 AsiaWed, 01 Apr 2015 13:37:30 -0700
Domestic Demand For Illegal Wildlife Meat Grows in Laos

Sales of endangered wildlife in Laos, which has gained notoriety as a haven for the trade, is being driven increasingly by domestic demand from affluent politicians and urban residents who seek animal parts and meat for personal consumption, according ...   read full story


Publisher: Daily RecordSat, 28 Mar 2015 21:15:10 -0700
Boonton woman looking for MIAs, unexploded bombs in Laos

U.S. Army Spc. Laura Gutbrod of Boonton is on a 35-day mission to southern Laos, part of a 20-person team looking for unexploded ordinance and any evidence of MIAs from the Vietnam War. Her Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command (JPAC) recovery team ...   read full story


Publisher: VietNamNet BridgeWed, 01 Apr 2015 17:33:45 -0700
Markets in Laos attract regional interest

VietNamNet Bridge ? Businesses from throughout the Asian region are seeking to expand the market share for their products and foreign direct investment (FDI) in Laos after learning about its rapid development over recent years.   read full story


Publisher: Quad City TimesTue, 31 Mar 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Searching for 'The Last Unicorn' in the wildness of Laos

The premise of "The Last Unicorn" is simple: DeBuys tagged along with biologist William Robichaud for a trek through the forests and waterways of central Laos searching for evidence of an extremely rare animal called a saola. Discovered by most of the ...   read full story

Laos Tweets

From @ForoVietnam on Thu Apr 02 05:42:11 EDT 2015 Itinerario 21 dias #vietnam, #camboya, Laos: Jajajaja no hay manera de aclararme!!! Tengo una amiga que? http://t.co/TRfzQ5uEnk #turismo
From @lemos on Thu Apr 02 05:41:58 EDT 2015 #Mekong en llamas. #ApocalypseNow #Laos #travel #instatravel #tw http://t.co/y75q1i5FQL
From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:40:54 EDT 2015 Burasari Heritage: http://t.co/Kv6aehLEeJ
From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:40:16 EDT 2015 The Luang Say Residence: http://t.co/g5sMg6CusM
From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:39:35 EDT 2015 Vangsavath Hotel: http://t.co/XylvCLnz1h
From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:38:35 EDT 2015 Victoria Xiengthong Palace: http://t.co/2bvg6Yfk8X
From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:37:54 EDT 2015 The Grand Luang Prabang: http://t.co/0eMotKw63f
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From @luyenholiday on Thu Apr 02 05:37:00 EDT 2015 Villa Santi Hotel: http://t.co/pSUwZHfwSO
From @ormersafnum on Thu Apr 02 05:36:58 EDT 2015 RT @FGulencomTR: Laos Cumhurba?kan? Choummaly Xayasone, Türk okullar?na sportif ba?ar?lar?ndan dolay? ?devlet ni?an?? verdi http://t.co/kXQ?
From @xincognitoxxx on Thu Apr 02 05:36:28 EDT 2015 @business Vietnam is so 2015! New Vietnam will be Laos/ Cambodia :)
From @jnguyen4549 on Thu Apr 02 05:36:00 EDT 2015 Aunt is so cute, ordering Laos food as our going away dinner ? #ifonlyshecame2
From @melarieascora on Thu Apr 02 05:35:43 EDT 2015 Tanong mo ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` ` Sagot mo #Wow_Galing! #Medyo_Laos XDDD
From @Bautistacara_19 on Thu Apr 02 05:34:53 EDT 2015 Eres guerra en mi corazón como Vietnam y Laos
From @a_efe46 on Thu Apr 02 05:34:49 EDT 2015 RT @FGulencomTR: Laos Cumhurba?kan? Choummaly Xayasone, Türk okullar?na sportif ba?ar?lar?ndan dolay? ?devlet ni?an?? verdi http://t.co/kXQ?