Located in the continent of Asia, Lao People's Democratic Republic covers 230,800 square kilometers of land and 6,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 84th largest nation in the world with a total area of 236,800 square kilometers.
Laos became an independent state in 1953, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Laos is 6,586,266 (2012) and the nation has a density of 29 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Laos is the Kip (LAK). As well, the people of Laos are refered to as Lao/Laotian.
The dialing code for the country is 856 and the top level internet domain for Lao/Laotian sites is .la.
To learn more, visit our detailed Lao People's Democratic Republic section.
|Density||28.5 / km2 ( 73.9 / mi2 )|
|GDP||11,771,725,798 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||1,787 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||230,800 km2 (89,112 mi2)|
|Water Area||6,000 km2 (2,317 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Viet Nam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia|
What is the capital of Laos?
Vientiane is the capital city of Laos. It has a population of 196,731, and is located on a latitue of 17.97 and longitude of 102.6.
Vientiane is also the political center of Laos, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Vientiane, the Capital Of Laos
|Elevation||174 meters over sea level|
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