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Lao People's Democratic Republic's Quick Facts

Land Area 230,800 km2
Water Area 6,000 km2
Total Area 236,800 km2
Population 7,019,073
Population Density 29.64 / km2
Government Type Communist State
GDP (PPP) $40.96 Billion
GDP Per Capita $5,700
Currency Kip (LAK)
Largest Cities
  • Vientiane (196,731)
  • Pakxe (88,332)
  • Savannakhet (66,553)
  • Louangphabang (47,378)
  • Xam Nua (38,992)
  • Phonsavan (37,507)
  • Muang Phonsavan (37,507)
  • Thakhek (26,200)
  • Vangviang (25,000)
  • Muang Xay (25,000)
  • Name: Laos
    (long form) Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Capital City: Vientiane (754,000 pop.)
  • Laos Population: 6,695,166 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Kip (LAK)
    (conversion rates)

    Kip
    10,000 Kip
  • Ethnicity: Lao 55%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 8%, other (over 100 minor ethnic groups) 26%
  • GDP total: $19.16 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $3,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Vientiane, Pakxe, Savannakhet, Louangphabang
  • Name: In traditional Lao language, the country's name Muang Lao translates to "Lao Country"
  • National Day: December 2
  • Religion: Buddhist 67%, Christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5%
  • Symbols

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