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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 AsiaThu, 30 Oct 2014 16:03:45 -0700
Laos Plans to Allow Foreigners to Purchase Land in Controversial Move

Currently, foreign investors in Laos?the majority of whom are from China or Vietnam?are either granted land leases or concessions from the government for up to 99 years, but existing law includes no provisions to purchase land, which is all state ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: TTR WeeklyFri, 31 Oct 2014 00:18:45 -0700
Thai agents work with Lao partners read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaMon, 27 Oct 2014 17:21:54 -0700
Fate of 12 Jailed Pro-Democracy Leaders in Laos Uncertain

?We want the Lao government to release those arrested before attending this event to show to the United Nations and the world that Laos respects human rights and all conventions and treaties about human rights to which it has agreed and signed with the ...   read full story


Publisher: SunHerald.comThu, 30 Oct 2014 07:03:45 -0700
Goshen coach's success born of boyhood in Laos

"I don't know the whole story myself," Mounsithiraj told The Elkhart Truth (http://bit.ly/1p6j5Ax ) this week of his family's escape from Laos when he was 8 years old, the fourth of six siblings separated by about six years. "I didn't know what we were ...   read full story


Publisher: HydroWorldWed, 29 Oct 2014 08:11:15 -0700
Bank trains Laos hydropower operator in environmental, social management

IFC and EDL-GEN conducted five days of training in October for 25 professionals from the company and from its major shareholder, Electricite du Laos (EDL). Participants were trained in the business case for sustainability and in IFC's Performance ...   read full story

Laos Tweets

From @ThomasSchmider on Fri Oct 31 05:00:49 EDT 2014 It's been a year if it's been a day #timeflies #fave #Laos #travel #buddy #reunion #bangkok http://t.co/CqrcRENxw5
From @laosinvest on Fri Oct 31 05:00:12 EDT 2014 From this week's most read: Joint Development Bank prepares to list on #LSX in 2015 #Laos http://t.co/lSUSlxkeLT http://t.co/E1usjMuylg
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From @RinaSgrt_ on Fri Oct 31 04:58:34 EDT 2014 @kylieeevalerio laos na yon ??
From @Cicha_Ceriwis on Fri Oct 31 04:58:11 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?
From @BeMyTravelMuse on Fri Oct 31 04:58:08 EDT 2014 Two years ago as I was just beginning my 3 weeks in Laos ??http://t.co/YKmxZMY8w6
From @novada7 on Fri Oct 31 04:55:30 EDT 2014 RT @UNICEFwater: Great example of school handwashing facilities in Laos! @UNICEFLaos #iwashmyhands @washinschools http://t.co/5OXGCAvOvr
From @karun1awan on Fri Oct 31 04:52:09 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?
From @RicaMaulana on Fri Oct 31 04:51:42 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?
From @DanieIsmanto on Fri Oct 31 04:50:24 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?
From @PutaDePutiClub on Fri Oct 31 04:48:22 EDT 2014 RT @SraBendali: @PutaDePutiClub ancianxs preguntonxs por todos laos.
From @A_Prambiksono on Fri Oct 31 04:47:50 EDT 2014 RT @ardhietakie: Eciee!! @KotaBalikpapan Juara lagi Tingkat ASEAN dlm Acara Penghargaan Environmentally Suistainable City di Laos http://t.?
From @chaidir_piero on Fri Oct 31 04:47:46 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?
From @likeduhimella on Fri Oct 31 04:47:25 EDT 2014 @knrshmrzn_ onga. laos na nga daw tyong mga alumni ng excellent e. :3
From @ISL_Mania on Fri Oct 31 04:46:25 EDT 2014 RT @F0RZA_INDONESIA: Jadwal TIMNAS INDONESIA: di #AFF2014: 22 Nov vs Vietnam (19.00) || 25 Nov vs Filipina (16.00) || 28 Nov vs Laos (19.00?