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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: Bangkok PostThu, 29 Jan 2015 03:14:07 -0800
7 Laos nabbed at Udon brothel bar

He insisted all of the Lao women had entered the flesh trade voluntarily and they were aged over 20. The bar charged customers 700 baht each for sex services. The bar would deduct 200 baht for room services while the sex workers would receive the ...   read full story


Publisher: Thanh Nien DailyWed, 28 Jan 2015 20:52:30 -0800
Vietnam, riparian neighbors exert pressure on Laos over second Mekong dam

A man fishing in the Khone Falls area, near the site of the Don Sahong dam project. Laos's steadfast determination to forge ahead with construction of the Don Sahong, the second of 11 dams planned by the landlocked nation on the lower reaches of the ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: Radio Free AsiaWed, 28 Jan 2015 13:45:00 -0800
Mekong River Commission to Consider Lao Don Sahong Dam at Ministerial Level read full story
Publisher: VOA KhmerWed, 28 Jan 2015 09:48:45 -0800
Malaysian Developer Defends Laos Dam Project read full story
Publisher: The Phnom Penh PostWed, 28 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800
Xayaburi redux at Lao meet read full story


Publisher: South China Morning Post (subscription)Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:33:45 -0800
Winter in Laos - chilled vibes with a bit of adventure

The rolling highlands of northern Laos are the part of the country most frequented by travellers. Start your journey in the Unesco heritage city of Luang Prabang, the jewel in the middle of Laos' northern region. Wander the market streets and ancient ...   read full story


Publisher: The NationSun, 25 Jan 2015 09:03:45 -0800
Laos is ignoring significant concerns of its neighbours on Mekong dams

more than 60 million people makes it clear that Laos is not acting in "good faith" and is intent on following the same failed process of Xayaburi Dam, in which Laos proceeded unilaterally, ignoring the significant concerns raised by its neighbours and ...   read full story

Related news/stories

Publisher: The Phnom Penh PostSun, 25 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0800
Dam diplomacy on the Mekong read full story

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