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Laos Travel Guide


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Quick Facts
Capital Vientiane
Government Communist state
Currency Kip (LAK)
Area total: 236,800 km2
water: 6,000 km2
land: 230,800 km2
Population 6,521,998 (July 2007 est.)
Language Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages
Religion Buddhist 60%, animist and other 40% (including various Christian denominations 1.5%)
Electricity 220V/50Hz (European & US plugs)
Calling Code +856
Internet TLD .la
Time Zone UTC +7

Laos , officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), is one of the poorest nations in South-East Asia. A mountainous and landlocked country, Laos shares borders with Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, Thailand to the west, and Myanmar and China to the north.


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