Country's codes

International phone code for Laos: +856

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: LAO

    2 letters (internet domain): .LA

    Digital country code 418

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): - 

Olympic country code: LAO

FIFA code:LAO


Useful country information

Total area:  91,428 sq mi (236,800 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 6,803,699 (growth rate: 1.59%); birth rate: 24.76/1000; infant mortality rate: 54.53/1000; life expectancy: 63.51

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Vientiane, 810,000

Monetary unit: New Kip

Current government officials

Languages: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages

Ethnicity/race: Lao 55%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 8%, other (over 100 minor ethnic groups) 26% (2005 census)

Religions: Buddhist 67%, Christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5% (2005 census)

National Holiday: Republic Day, December 2

Background:

A landlocked nation in Southeast Asia occupying the northwest portion of the Indochinese peninsula, Laos is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma.

After 600 years of being a monarchy, at the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, Laos has been ruled by a one-party Communist Government. Although Laos is opening its door to the West, under the 1991 constitution, Laos continues to be a one-party centralized system as specified in the constitution.

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