Asia LAOS

Published on June 8th, 2014 | by World Flags

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LAOS

LAOS

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LAOS – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Area – 236,790 sq km / 91,400 sq ml

Capital – Vientiane

Language – Lao, French, English

Currency – New Kip

Population – 5,921,545

Life expectancy – 50 (men), 53 (women)

Literacy rate – 84%

Religions – 85% Therav├úda Buddhist, animist beliefs among mountain dwellers

Physical features – landlocked state with high mountains in the east, Mekong river in west, 60% rainforest

Ethnic distribution – 60% Laotian, 35% hill dwellers, 5% Vietnamese and Chinesse

Exports – hydroelectric power from the Mekong is exported to Thailand, timber, teak, coffee, gypsum


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