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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 GuardianMon, 23 Feb 2015 21:48:45 -0800
Top 10 hotels and guesthouses in Vientiane, Laos

Few attractive hotels have riverfront views in Laos' diminutive capital, but the Beau Rivage has scooped one of the best spots. Its next door Spirit House bar and restaurant is also a popular watering hole for a sundowner: regular burnt orange sunsets ...   read full story


Publisher: New Zealand HeraldThu, 26 Feb 2015 14:52:30 -0800
On track to Laos in the lap of luxury

The dull thud of hammers on wood disturbs the usual mid-morning peace outside Luang Prabang's Wat Mai temple in Laos. Teenage monks in saffron robes and jasmine scarves are scurrying around the 19th-century complex carrying long stems of bamboo ...   read full story


Publisher: The Japan TimesFri, 27 Feb 2015 20:41:15 -0800
Young elephants donated by Laos go on display in Kyoto

KYOTO ? Four young elephants donated last year by Laos went on public display at Kyoto City zoo on Saturday ahead of Laotian Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong's visit to Japan from Wednesday. The three female and one male Asian elephants, ages ...   read full story


Publisher: The GuardianSat, 31 Jan 2015 13:04:31 -0800
Laos: Thousands suffering from the deadly aftermath of US bomb campaign

Nine years after he fled from Laos, Dalaseng was finally able to return to Bat Ngot Ngum, where he now runs a restaurant with his wife. He is unable to forgive. Like many other Laotians the scars of the war are too deep to heal. ?The only way the US ...   read full story

Laos Tweets

From @yovankacisterna on Sun Mar 01 07:27:17 EST 2015 RT @gustavoescobarp: COMUNISMO @marcosbiava: Laos: 55,000 víctimas. Régimen comunista. Después de 1987 continuaron los asesinatos y desapar?
From @julia_esaa on Sun Mar 01 07:27:00 EST 2015 RT @SkuadTimnasU17: Sedangkan Grup A diisi oleh Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Timor Leste, Brunei DS, dan Thailand.
From @julia_esaa on Sun Mar 01 07:26:45 EST 2015 RT @SkuadTimnasU17: Sedangkan Grup A mulanya juga diisi oleh Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Timor Leste, Brunei DS, dan Thailand.
From @julia_esaa on Sun Mar 01 07:26:34 EST 2015 RT @SkuadTimnasU17: Grup A ditempati oleh Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Timor Leste, Brunei Darussalam, dan Thailand.
From @julia_esaa on Sun Mar 01 07:26:20 EST 2015 RT @SkuadTimnasU17: Sedangkan Grup A dihuni oleh Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Timor Leste, Brunei Darussalam, dan Thailand.
From @globalxian on Sun Mar 01 07:25:12 EST 2015 Laos Christians Jailed After Praying For Sick http://t.co/BPwX4ieQZM
From @U_chaa on Sun Mar 01 07:25:00 EST 2015 At Ayam laos ? https://t.co/pq44GZmzs1
From @beeadefreeitas on Sun Mar 01 07:24:55 EST 2015 Salgo en tos laos neno JAJAJA ? jajajajaja the besssst http://t.co/Qdmc1Po3YY
From @Kurokoenx3 on Sun Mar 01 07:23:38 EST 2015 Me salen novios por tos laos y ni si quiera lo se D: @semiramis29 ai mamamio jajaja
From @BonnieMacArt on Sun Mar 01 07:23:30 EST 2015 RT @EndangeredTxtls: Handweavers from Laos @OckPopTok http://t.co/JekuoZZhpX July 12-13 SantaFe Folk Market @FolkArtAlliance #Textiles http?
From @williamjeromesy on Sun Mar 01 07:22:03 EST 2015 i feel like i always let my grandma down whenever i have to greet her cause i can barely speak laos or thai
From @LaosPictures on Sun Mar 01 07:22:03 EST 2015 ????????, ??????????? Paek district, Xieng Khouang Province, Laos http://t.co/rmShRPqwtU
From @DlonyeReynold on Sun Mar 01 07:21:01 EST 2015 @clarissaarces laos na yan?
From @SteezyFlasko on Sun Mar 01 07:20:58 EST 2015 Listen to Loudy Oudy (Feat. Laos Moke Tahn) (Prod. By Young Digital) by steezyflasko #np on #SoundCloud http://t.co/81t2XgEeVg Stay Tuned.
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