Laos: all about this country and its main places!

latitude: 18.20917 / longitude: 103.85966

General information


The GDP in 2021 was $18,827,148,509 USD, making it the 109# country in the world. The sign for the local currency is ₭ (LAK).


This country represents 0.087% of the world's population with about 6,492,400 individuals. With a birth growth rate at 1.30%, the median age is 24.00 years.


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


Vientiane serves as this nation's capital and the country shares a border with Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam. Here are the different languages spoken in the country: Lao. Country territory measures 236,800 km², they use a postcode system and the main cities are: Vientiane, Savannakhet, Luang Prabang, Thakhek, Pakse.


Example 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.

Good to know

Telephone numbers begin with +856, the country's ISO code is LA, the country's websites have the domain name ".la" Check out for more information about this nation.


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