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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: BBC NewsFri, 17 Apr 2015 07:15:00 -0700
Charity for Laos victim Johanna Powell's searchers

The family of a woman who died after a boat accident will set up a charity to help villagers in Laos who searched for her when she was missing. Johanna Powell's relatives want to thank local people in the area around Pak Beng for their efforts after a ...   read full story


Publisher: BBC NewsTue, 14 Apr 2015 03:42:03 -0700
Johanna Powell: Missing woman's body identified in Laos

The body of a woman who vanished after a boat capsized on a river trip in Laos, south-east Asia, has been identified, her family says. Johanna Powell, from Cardiff, was reported missing on Saturday. The 37-year-old, a BBC Wales picture editor, was on a ...   read full story

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Publisher: Telegraph.co.ukMon, 13 Apr 2015 04:26:15 -0700
BBC picture editor vanishes on river cruise in Laos read full story
Publisher: mirror.co.ukSun, 12 Apr 2015 12:35:58 -0700
Johanna Powell missing: Brit, 37, disappears after boat accident in Laos read full story
Publisher: Express.co.ukMon, 13 Apr 2015 04:24:54 -0700
Body found in search for British woman on dream holiday feared dead after boat ... read full story
Publisher: ITV NewsMon, 13 Apr 2015 05:00:00 -0700
Body found in search for Cardiff woman missing in Laos read full story
Publisher: The Times (subscription)Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:02:02 -0700
British tourist killed as boat breaks up on Laos rapids read full story
Publisher: WalesOnlineTue, 14 Apr 2015 07:31:36 -0700
Body found after Laos river tragedy 'is that of missing Johanna Powell' read full story


Publisher: New York TimesSun, 05 Apr 2015 15:19:14 -0700
One Woman's Mission to Free Laos From Millions of Unexploded Bombs

HOUAYKHAY, Laos ? Thao Kae and his friends were foraging for their dinner, collecting the bamboo shoots that grow in the jungle a half-hour's walk from their remote hamlet along the Mekong River. As they dug and sifted the soil, one of the boys found ...   read full story


Publisher: SFGateThu, 16 Apr 2015 20:35:00 -0700
Just Back: Laos and Burma

Why we went: We wanted to see these two exotic countries that have been difficult to visit for 50 years. Don't miss: The floating gardens and hill areas around Inle Lake in Myanmar. The gardens are a unique technique passed down. Hills still are home ...   read full story

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Publisher: Standard BulletinFri, 17 Apr 2015 08:11:15 -0700
Just Again: Laos and Burma read full story

Laos Tweets

From @Deankodri on Fri Apr 17 23:18:05 EDT 2015 May - Medan, indonesia. August - Philipines November - Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand.
From @1993Angelito28 on Fri Apr 17 23:16:38 EDT 2015 RT @nicolangielove: el trome llama PANDILLEROS A LAOS FANS DE LOS LEONES JAJAJAJAAJ ES LA VERDAD ESO SON ESE FANDOM DA PENA
From @meowinginbkk on Fri Apr 17 23:13:42 EDT 2015 Laos is above SG! https://t.co/Ym64tzLA9a
From @NikkoRamos9 on Fri Apr 17 23:11:28 EDT 2015 Laos!
From @Tess_PL on Fri Apr 17 23:10:47 EDT 2015 #ressa be like <3 <3 ? omg srsly? laos na na oy, summer na bai ? http://t.co/2w3VCuuz0q
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From @kaylezi on Fri Apr 17 23:08:59 EDT 2015 i've been so stressed that i missed Laos new year...... this is unbelievable, how can i even call myself Asian
From @meta_guide_la on Fri Apr 17 23:04:34 EDT 2015 Playing the flute is one thing, how about making one in luangprabang laos http://t.co/HSUkTu3cnB
From @meta_guide_la on Fri Apr 17 23:04:33 EDT 2015 off to hanoi ? Vientiane, Laos http://t.co/yajyekNn8t
From @Greengage_Asia on Fri Apr 17 23:04:25 EDT 2015 #Laos 9th #Thailand 15th #efficiency #productivity index https://t.co/T2Y9Ty4ppj
From @BandungHebatCom on Fri Apr 17 23:03:39 EDT 2015 Comment on Hobi Backpacker, Bobotoh dari Bandung Dukung Persib di Laos by piks: Asa karunya maca komen didinya... http://t.co/seONoUHXi4
From @mypoint111 on Fri Apr 17 23:01:27 EDT 2015 @AllanAkbarAllan @Chameleon_X_ @ptrckprk commit genocide in Vietnam kill 3 million civilians.1 million in Cambodia. 2 million in Laos...
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From @dnkputri on Fri Apr 17 22:54:35 EDT 2015 Happy Khmer New Year to all my friends from Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. May this year bring you? https://t.co/aqfdBEdWjD
From @Daenerys_22 on Fri Apr 17 22:52:18 EDT 2015 RT @nicolangielove: el trome llama PANDILLEROS A LAOS FANS DE LOS LEONES JAJAJAJAAJ ES LA VERDAD ESO SON ESE FANDOM DA PENA