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Lao People's Democratic Republic

  • ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ  (Lao)
  • Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao(Romanisation)
  • République démocratique populaire lao  (French)
Motto: "ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນະຖາວອນ"
"Santiphap Ekalat Paxathipatai Ekaphap Vatthanathavon" (Lao romanisation)
"Paix, indépendance, démocratie, unité et prospérité"
(English: "Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity")
Anthem: "Pheng Xat Lao"
(English: "Lao National Anthem")
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Capital
and largest city
Vientiane
17°58′N102°36′E / 17.967°N 102.600°E / 17.967; 102.600
Official languagesLao
Recognised languagesFrench[1]
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups
(2015[2])
Religion
Buddhism 66.0%
Tai folk religion 30.7%
Christianity 1.5%
Others / None 1.8%[3]
Demonym(s)Lao
Laotian
GovernmentUnitaryMarxist–Leninistone-partysocialistrepublic
Bounnhang Vorachith
Phankham Viphavanh
Thongloun Sisoulith
Pany Yathotou
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
1353–1707
• Kingdoms of Luang Phrabang, Vientiane & Champasak
1707–1778
• Vassals of Siam
1778–1893
1893–1953
11 May 1947
22 October 1953
2 December 1975
14 August 1991
Area
• Total
237,955 km2 (91,875 sq mi) (82nd)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2019 estimate
7,123,205 (105th)
• 2015 census
6,492,228[4]
• Density
26.7/km2 (69.2/sq mi) (151st)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
US$58.329 billion[5]
• Per capita
US$8,458[5]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
US$20.153 billion[5]
• Per capita
US$2,670[5] (131st)
Gini (2012)36.4[6]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.604[7]
medium · 140th
CurrencyKip (₭) (LAK)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Date formatdmy
Driving sideright
Calling code+856
ISO 3166 codeLA
Internet TLD.la

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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