Laos, officially known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic, 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 of . Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other countries, 's relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is.

, or Louangphrabang is the former capital of and a UNESCO World Heritage city.

is a riverside town in . Once little more than a bus stop on the long haul …


is a mountainous region of . It shares borders with , , and .

The southern region of The south is relatively less mountainous than the north and central regions of Laos.

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  • Location: ,
  • Population: 6,370,000
  • Latitude of center: 18° 10' 12" (18.17°) north
  • Longitude of center: 104° 37' 48" (104.63°) east
  • Elevation: 702 meters (2303 feet)
  • Capital:
  • Area: 236,800 km² (91,429 miles²)
  • Languages: Lao, French and English
  • Currency: Kip (LAK)
  • Phone code: 856
  • Internet domain: .la
  • Neighbors: , , , and
  • Wikidata: Laos
  • Wikimedia Commons: Laos

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Albanian: Laosi, Amharic: ላኦስ, Arabic: لاوس, Armenian: Լաոս, Bambara: Layosi, Belarusian: Лаоская Народна-Дэмакратычная Рэспубліка, Bengali: লাওস, Bulgarian: Лаос, Bulgarian: Народна Демократична Република Лаос, Burmese: လာအို, Central Khmer: ឡាវ, Chinese: 老挝, Chinese: 老挝人民民主共和国, Cornish: Pow Lao, Croatian: Laoska Narodna Demokratska Republika, Czech: Lidově demokratická republika Laos, Dzongkha: ལ་འོསུ, English: Lao, English: Lao PDR, English: Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Esperanto: Laoso, Estonian: Laose DRV, Ewe: Laos nutome, French: Laos, Fulah: Lawoos, Galician: República Democrática Popular Lao, Ganda: Lawosi, Georgian: ლაოსი, German: Laos, Greek: Λάος, Greek: Λατινική Αμερική, Gujarati: લાઓસ, Hausa: Lawas, Hebrew: לאוס
Hindi: लाओस, Hungarian: Laosz, Hungarian: Laoszi Népi Demokratikus Köztársaság, Italian: Laos, Japanese: ラオス, Kannada: ಲಾವೋಸ್, Kashmiri: लाओस, Kikuyu: Laosi, Korean: 라오스, Kurdish: لاوس, Lao: Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao, Lao: ປະເທດລາວ, Lao: ລາວ, Latin: Laotia, Latvian: Laosa, Lingala: Lawosi, Lithuanian: Laosas, Luba-Katanga: Lawosi, Macedonian: Лаос, Malagasy: Laôs, Malayalam: ലാവോസ്, Marathi: लाओस, Nepali (macrolanguage): लाओस, Norwegian Bokmål: Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken, Norwegian Nynorsk: Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken, Occitan (post 1500): Laòs, Oriya (macrolanguage): ଲାଓସ୍, Ossetian: Лаос, Persian: لائوس, Polish: Laos (Demokratyczna Republika Ludowa), Portuguese: Laos, Portuguese: República Popular Democrática do Laos, Pushto: لاوس, Romanian: Lao, Republica Democratică Populară
Rundi: Layosi, Russian: Лаос, Sango: Lùaôsi, Sanskrit: लाओस, Serbian: Лаос, Sinhala: ලාඕසය, Slovak: Laoská ľudovodemokratická republika, Slovenian: Ljudska demokratična republika Laos, Spanish: Laos, Swahili (macrolanguage): Laosi, Tajik: Лаос, Tamil: லாவோஸ், Telugu: లావోస్, Thai: ประเทศลาว, Thai: ลาว, Thai: สาธารณรัฐประชาธิปไตยประชาชนลาว, Tibetan: ལཱ་འོས།, Tigrinya: ላኦስ, Tonga (Tonga Islands): Lau, Uighur: لائوس, Ukrainian: Лаос, Ukrainian: Лаоська Народно-Демократична Республіка, Urdu: لاؤس, Vietnamese: Lào, Volapük: Laosän, Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Laosi, Zulu: i-Laos, Kingdom of Laos, Lane Xang, Lanxang, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Pharassa Anachak Lao, Phrarassa Anachak Lao, Phraratsa Anachak Lao
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