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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, 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 the capital of . Compared to the hectic, bustling capitals in other countries, 's relaxing atmosphere makes it feel like the small town it is.


shares borders with and , as well as with and Laos.

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



  • 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 (2,303 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  236,800 km² (91,429 miles²)
  • Languages:  Lao, French, English
  • Currency:  Kip (LAK)
  • Phone code:  856
  • Internet domain:  .la
  • Neighbors:  , , , ,
  • 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 Fulah:  Lawoos Galician:  República Democrática Popular Lao Ganda:  Lawosi Georgian:  ლაოსი Greek:  Λάος Greek:  Λατινική Αμερική Gujarati:  લાઓસ Hausa:  Lawas Hebrew:  לאוס Hindi:  लाओस Hungarian:  Laosz Hungarian:  Laoszi Népi Demokratikus Köztársaság 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:  लाओस Norwegian Bokmål:  Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken Norwegian Nynorsk:  Laos, Den folkedemokratiske republikken Occitan:  Laòs Oriya:  ଲାଓସ୍ Ossetian:  Лаос Persian:  لائوس Polish:  Laos (Demokratyczna Republika Ludowa) 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 Swahili:  Laosi Tajik:  Лаос Tamil:  லாவோஸ் Telugu:  లావోస్ Thai:  ประเทศลาว Thai:  ลาว Thai:  สาธารณรัฐประชาธิปไตยประชาชนลาว Tibetan:  ལཱ་འོས། Tigrinya:  ላኦስ Tonga:  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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