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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: the DiplomatThu, 24 Jul 2014 00:41:15 -0700
Interview: Laos Prime Minister in Exile

The Royal Lao Government in Exile (RLGE) was proclaimed on May 6, 2003 and is a Lao government-in-exile opposed to the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). The Royal Lao government-in-exile is an interim democratic government consisting of ...   read full story


Publisher: The Next WebWed, 23 Jul 2014 19:48:45 -0700
Google Street View expands in Asia as cars hit the road capturing images in Laos

Google has expanded its Street View imagery initiative in Asia after its distinctive camera-clad cars hit the roads of Laos, starting in capital city Vientiane. As is so often the case with Google Maps and Street View projects in Asia, the internet ...   read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaTue, 22 Jul 2014 17:22:36 -0700
China's EximBank Suspends Loans For Roads, Bridges in Laos

Export-Import Bank of China (EximBank), the official export credit agency of the Chinese government, has suspended loans for infrastructure and construction projects in Laos, saying it would prefer to only finance mining and hydro-power ventures ...   read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaMon, 07 Jul 2014 15:19:18 -0700
Laos Preparing Charges Against Deported Hmong Resistance Leader

His supporters said the woman was a Laotian government agent sent to lure him back to Laos, according to the report, which said that several opponents of the communist regime in Laos had been killed under mysterious circumstances in Thailand or ...   read full story

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Publisher: The NationMon, 07 Jul 2014 05:19:33 -0700
Laos, Thailand vow to combat cross-border human trafficking read full story

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From @Gordeeloxx on Sat Jul 26 07:01:17 EDT 2014 RT @ABSCBNNews: Lao?s free throw lifts UST past Adamson http://t.co/FzCGWfN0DH
From @SmirahtheDragon on Sat Jul 26 06:59:33 EDT 2014 [InquirerPH] Lao?s last second free throw bails out UST vs Adamson http://t.co/oZsL6y7XPB
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From @laos_inthehouse on Sat Jul 26 06:56:41 EDT 2014 Sabai Sabai Neil Lintern! Thanks for following! #LaosInTheHouse