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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 NationSun, 07 Feb 2016 10:00:00 -0800
Vietiane declaration on Laos development cooperation signed

The declaration was signed by Swiss ambassador to Laos Ivo Sieber in the presence of Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Kikeo Chanthaboury as well as senior officials from the Department of International Cooperation and Swiss Development ...   read full story


Publisher: STRATFORFri, 05 Feb 2016 01:33:45 -0800
Laos, Vietnam: New Leaders Reflect Struggle To Stay the Course

The past few weeks illustrated this trend in Vietnam and Laos, with the long-ruling Communist parties in each undergoing contentious leadership transitions. In both countries, the debate among party leaders has centered on how best to take advantage of ...   read full story


Publisher: Radio Free AsiaThu, 04 Feb 2016 10:11:15 -0800
Cold Weather Bears Down Once Again on Laos

Laos is bracing for another potentially devastating cold snap following one in January that brought a rare snowfall to the tropical nation and was blamed for the deaths of thousands of livestock and fish, government meteorologists said on Thursday. The ...   read full story


Publisher: The DiplomatWed, 03 Feb 2016 06:01:24 -0800
Is Laos Moving Away From China With Its Leadership Transition?

Laos' Communist Party elected Vice President Bounnhang Vorachit to be its next leader last week, after a vote by the newly formed 10th Party Central Committee. State media announced on Friday that the congress of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party, ...   read full story

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Publisher: VietNamNet BridgeTue, 02 Feb 2016 07:00:00 -0800
Laos, Cambodia congratulate Vietnam Party on 86th founding anniversary read full story

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