Laos: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 18.20917 / longitude: 103.85966

General information


The currency symbol is ₭, and the ISO code for that currency is LAK. It is ranked 109# in the world with a GDP of $18,827,148,509 USD in 2021.


On average citizens spend 10 years in school (including higher education).


Here is a list of famous dishes in this country: Tum Mak Hoong (Som Tum, its Thai name). This nation has UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Town of Luang Prabang, Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape.


Here are the different languages spoken in the country: Lao. The area of the country is 236,800 km², a postcode system is employed and the main cities are: Vientiane, Savannakhet, Luang Prabang, Thakhek, Pakse. Vientiane is the nation's capital and the country has a border with Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam.


There are 6,492,400 inhabitants, or 0.087% of the population of planet earth. 24.00 years is the median age in this country and the birth growth rate is at 1.30%.

Good to know

Telephone numbers begin with +856, the domain name ".la" is used by the country's websites, the ISO code is LA is a good place to find out more details on this country.


ISO code LA
Capital Vientiane
Population 6,492,400
World percentage 0.087%
Median age 24.00 years
Population growth rate 1.30%
Main cities
Spoken languages Lao
GDP (2021) $18,827,148,509
GDP position #109
Currency code LAK
Currency symbol
School life expectancy 10 years
National dish Tum Mak Hoong (Som Tum, its Thai name)
TLD .la
Phone prefix +856