Laos

Laos is a nation in , known for its mountainous terrain, French colonial architecture, hill tribe settlements, and Buddhist monasteries.

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is the capital and largest city of Laos, on the banks of the Mekong River near the border with . Photo: Benh, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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is a province of . It's best known for a series of Khmer ruins, collectively named a UNESCO World Heritage Site as the Cultural Landscape. Photo: Tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is the capital city of in , a small but relatively modern and friendly population center near the borders with and . Photo: Tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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shares borders with and , as well as with and Laos. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a mountainous region of Laos. It shares borders with , , and . Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Laos

Latitude of center
18.17° or 18° 10' 12" north
Longitude of center
104.63° or 104° 37' 48" east
Population
6,200,000
Elevation
702 metres (2303 feet)
Capital
Area
236,800 km² (91,429 miles²)
Currency
Kip (LAK)
Phone code
856
Internet domain
.la
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424316307
Geo­Names ID
1655842
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Also Known As

  • Achinese: Laos
  • Adyghe: Лаос
  • Afar: Laos
  • Afrikaans: Laos
  • Akan: Laos
  • Albanian: Laosi
  • Amharic: ላኦስ
  • Amharic: ላዎስ
  • Arabic: Laos
  • Arabic: لاوس
  • Aragonese: Laos
  • Armenian: Լաոս
  • Arpitan: Laos
  • Assamese: গণতান্ত্ৰিক গণপ্ৰজাতন্ত্ৰী লাউচ
  • Assamese: চাঠালানালাট্‌ পাছাঠিপাটাই পাচাছোন্‌ লাউ
  • Assamese: লাউ
  • Assamese: লাউচ
  • Asturian: Laos
  • Awadhi: लाओस
  • Azerbaijani: Laos
  • Balinese: Laos
  • Bambara: Layosi
  • Bashkir: Лаос
  • Basque: Laos
  • Bavarian: Laos
  • Belarusian: Лаос
  • Belarusian: Лаоская Народна-Дэмакратычная Рэспубліка
  • Bengali: লাওস
  • Bhojpuri: लाओस
  • Bishnupriya: লাওস
  • Bislama: Laos
  • Bosnian: Laos
  • Brahui: Láos
  • Breton: Laos
  • Buginese: Laos
  • Bulgarian: Лаос
  • Bulgarian: Народна Демократична Република Лаос
  • Burmese: လာအို
  • Burmese: လာအိုနိုင်ငံ
  • Burmese: လာအိုပြည်သူ့ဒီမိုကရတစ်သမ္မတနိုင်ငံတော်
  • Burmese: လောနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Laos
  • Catalan: República Popular Democràtica de Laos
  • Cebuano: Laos
  • Central Bikol: Laos
  • Central Kurdish: لاوس
  • Chavacano: Laos
  • Chechen: Лаос
  • Chinese: Láu-o
  • Chinese: Lǎowō
  • Chinese: 寮人民民主共和国
  • Chinese: 寮人民民主共和國
  • Chinese: 寮国
  • Chinese: 寮國
  • Chinese: 老挝
  • Chinese: 老挝人民民主共和国
  • Chinese: 老撾
  • Chinese: 老撾人民民主共和國
  • Chuvash: Лаос
  • Cornish: Pow Lao
  • Crimean Tatar: Laos
  • Croatian: Laos
  • Croatian: Laoska Narodna Demokratska Republika
  • Czech: Laos
  • Czech: Laoská lidově demokratická republika
  • Czech: Lidově demokratická republika Laos
  • Danish: Laos
  • Dhivehi: ލާއޯސް
  • Dimli (individual language): Laos
  • Dotyali: लाओस
  • Dutch: LA
  • Dutch: LAO
  • Dutch: Laos
  • Dzongkha: ལ་འོསུ
  • Eastern Mari: Лаос
  • Egyptian Arabic: لاوس
  • English: LAO
  • English: Lao
  • English: Lao PDR
  • English: Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • English: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • English: la
  • English: 🇱🇦
  • Esperanto: LA
  • Esperanto: Laoso
  • Esperanto: Popola Demokratia Respubliko Laoso
  • Estonian: Laos
  • Estonian: Laose DRV
  • Estonian: Laose Demokraatlik Rahvavabariik
  • Ewe: Laos
  • Ewe: Laos nutome
  • Extremaduran: Laos
  • Faroese: Laos
  • Fiji Hindi: Laos
  • Fijian: Laos
  • Finnish: Laos
  • Finnish: Laosin demokraattinen kansantasavalta
  • French: LA
  • French: Laos
  • French: République populaire démocratique du Laos
  • French: la République démocratique populaire lao
  • Fulah: Laos
  • Fulah: Lawoos
  • Gagauz: Laos
  • Galician: Laos
  • Galician: República Democrática Popular Lao
  • Gan Chinese: 老撾
  • Ganda: Lawosi
  • Georgian: ლაოსი
  • German: Laos
  • Goan Konkani: Laos
  • Goan Konkani: लाओस
  • Greek: Λάος
  • Greek: Λατινική Αμερική
  • Greek: Λαϊκή Δημοκρατία του Λάος
  • Guarani: Láo
  • Guianese Creole French: Laos
  • Gujarati: લાઓસ
  • Haitian: Laos
  • Hakka Chinese: Liàu-koet
  • Hausa: Laos
  • Hausa: Laosa
  • Hausa: Lawas
  • Hawaiian: Laosa
  • Hebrew: לאוס
  • Hindi: लाओस
  • Hungarian: Laosz
  • Hungarian: Laoszi Népi Demokratikus Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Laos
  • Ido: Laos
  • Iloko: Laos
  • Inari Sami: Laos
  • Inari Sami: Laos demokraatlâš aalmugtäsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Laos
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Laos
  • Interlingue: Laos
  • Inupiaq: Laos
  • Irish: Laos
  • Italian: Laos
  • Italian: Repubblica Popolare Democratica del Laos
  • Jamaican Creole English: Laus
  • Japanese: ラオス
  • Japanese: ラオス人民民主共和国
  • Javanese: Laos
  • Kabardian: Лаос
  • Kabiyè: Lawɔsɩ
  • Kalaallisut: Laos
  • Kalmyk: Лаосин Улс Орн
  • Kalmyk: Лаосин Улус Орн
  • Kannada: ಲಾವೋಸ್
  • Kara-Kalpak: Laos
  • Kashmiri: लाओस
  • Kashubian: Laòs
  • Kazakh: Лаос
  • Khmer: ឡាវ
  • Kikuyu: Laos
  • Kikuyu: Laosi
  • Kinyarwanda: Lawosi
  • Kirghiz: Лаос
  • Komi: Лаос
  • Kongo: Laos
  • Korean: 라오스
  • Kurdish: Laos
  • Kurdish: لاوس
  • Lao: Laos
  • Lao: Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao
  • Lao: ປະເທດລາວ
  • Lao: ລາວ
  • Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ
  • Latin: Laotia
  • Latvian: Laosa
  • Ligurian: Laòs
  • Limburgan: Laos
  • Lingala: Laos
  • Lingala: Lawosi
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Lau
  • Literary Chinese: 老撾
  • Lithuanian: Laosas
  • Livvi: Laos
  • Lojban: laus
  • Lojban: luaos
  • Lombard: Laos
  • Low German: Laos
  • Lower Sorbian: Laos
  • Luba-Katanga: Lawosi
  • Luxembourgish: Laos
  • Macedonian: Лаос
  • Maithili: लाओस
  • Malagasy: Laôs
  • Malagasy: Laôsa
  • Malagasy: Laôsy
  • Malay: Laos
  • Malay: Republik Demokratik Rakyat Laos
  • Malayalam: ലാവോസ്
  • Maltese: Laos
  • Maltese: Repubblika Demokratika tal-Poplu tal-Laos
  • Manx: Yn Laos
  • Maori: Rāoho
  • Marathi: लाओस
  • Mazanderani: لائوس
  • Min Dong Chinese: Laos
  • Min Dong Chinese: Lō̤-kuŏ
  • Min Nan Chinese: Liâu-kok
  • Minangkabau: Laos
  • Mingrelian: ლაოსი
  • Mirandese: Laos
  • Moksha: Лаос
  • Mongolian: Лаос
  • Moroccan Arabic: لاوس
  • Moroccan Arabic: لاووص
  • Nauru: Raot
  • Neapolitan: Laos
  • Nepali: लाओस
  • Newari: लाओस
  • Nias: Laos
  • North Ndebele: Laos
  • Northern Frisian: Laos
  • Northern Sami: Laos
  • Northern Sami: Laosa demokráhtalaš álbmotdásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Laos
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den demokratiske folkerepublikk Laos
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Den demokratiske folkerepublikken Laos
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Laos
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Laos
  • Novial: Laos
  • Nyanja: Laos
  • Occitan (post 1500): Laos
  • Occitan (post 1500): Laòs
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Laoland
  • Oriya: ଲାଓସ
  • Oriya: ଲାଓସ୍
  • Oromo: Laa'os
  • Ossetian: Лаос
  • Pali: लाओस
  • Pampanga: Laos
  • Pampanga: Láus
  • Pangasinan: Laos
  • Panjabi: ਲਾਉਸ
  • Panjabi: ਲਾਓਸ
  • Papiamento: Laos
  • Persian: لائوس
  • Picard: Laos
  • Piemontese: Làos
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Layos
  • Polish: Laos (Demokratyczna Republika Ludowa)
  • Polish: Laos
  • Polish: Laotańska Republika Ludowo-Demokratyczna
  • Portuguese: Categoria:Laos
  • Portuguese: Laos
  • Portuguese: Lau
  • Portuguese: Laus
  • Portuguese: República Democrática Popular Lau
  • Portuguese: República Popular Democrática do Laos
  • Pushto: لاوس
  • Pushto: لاووس
  • Quechua: Law suyu
  • Romanian: Lao, Republica Democratică Populară
  • Romanian: Laos
  • Romansh: Laos
  • Rundi: Layosi
  • Russia Buriat: Лаос
  • Russian: Лаос
  • Russian: Лаосская Народно-Демократическая Республика
  • Rusyn: Лаос
  • Sakizaya: Laos
  • Samoan: Laos
  • Samogitian: Lauosos
  • Sango: Lùaôsi
  • Sanskrit: लाओस
  • Santali: ᱞᱟᱣᱚᱥ
  • Sardinian: Laos
  • Scots: Laos
  • Scottish Gaelic: Làthos
  • Serbian: Laos
  • Serbian: Лаос
  • Serbo-Croatian: Laos
  • Shan: မိူင်းလၢဝ်း
  • Shona: Laos
  • Sicilian: Laos
  • Silesian: Laos
  • Sindhi: لائوس
  • Sinhala: ලාඕසය
  • Skolt Sami: Laoozz demokraattlaž meertääʹssväʹldd
  • Skolt Sami: Laos
  • Slovak: Laos
  • Slovak: Laoská ľudovodemokratická republika
  • Slovenian: Laos
  • Slovenian: Ljudska demokratična republika Laos
  • Somali: Laos
  • South Azerbaijani: لائوس
  • Spanish: Laos
  • Spanish: Republica Democratica Popular Lao
  • Spanish: República Democrática Popular Lao
  • Sundanese: Laos
  • Swahili: Laos
  • Swahili: Laosi
  • Swati: ILawoso
  • Swedish: Demokratiska folkrepubliken Laos
  • Swedish: Laos
  • Swiss German: Laos
  • Tagalog: Laos
  • Tajik: Лаос
  • Tamil: இலாவோசு
  • Tamil: லாவோஸ்
  • Tatar: Лаос
  • Telugu: లావోస్
  • Tetum: Laos
  • Thai: ประเทศลาว
  • Thai: ลาว
  • Thai: สาธารณรัฐประชาธิปไตยประชาชนลาว
  • Tibetan: ལའོ་སུ།
  • Tibetan: ལཱ་འོས།
  • Tigrinya: ላኦስ
  • Tok Pisin: Laos
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Lau
  • Tosk Albanian: Laos
  • Tsonga: Laos
  • Tumbuka: Laos
  • Tunisian Arabic: لاوس
  • Turkish: Laos
  • Turkmen: Laos
  • Twi: Laos
  • Udmurt: Лаос
  • Uighur: لائوس
  • Ukrainian: Лаос
  • Ukrainian: Лаоська Народно-Демократична Республіка
  • Upper Sorbian: Laos
  • Urdu: لاؤس
  • Uzbek: Laos
  • Veps: Laos
  • Vietnamese: Cộng hòa Dân chủ Nhân dân Lào
  • Vietnamese: Lào
  • Vlaams: Laos
  • Volapük: Laosän
  • Võro: Laos
  • Waray (Philippines): Laos
  • Welsh: Laos
  • Western Frisian: Laos
  • Western Panjabi: لاؤس
  • Wolof: Réewum Lawos
  • Wu Chinese: 老挝
  • Yakut: Лаос
  • Yiddish: לאאס
  • Yoruba: Láọ̀s
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Laosi
  • Yue Chinese:
  • Yue Chinese: 寮人民民主共和國
  • Yue Chinese: 寮國
  • Yue Chinese:
  • Yue Chinese: 老撾
  • Yue Chinese: 老撾人民民主共和國
  • Zeeuws: Laos
  • Zhuang: Lao
  • Zhuang: Laujvoh
  • Zulu: i-Laos
  • Kingdom of Laos
  • Lane Xang
  • Lanxang
  • Pharassa Anachak Lao
  • Phrarassa Anachak Lao
  • Phraratsa Anachak Lao

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