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The Kingdom of Million Elephants

Laos is a country of rugged mountains and dense forests that lies in the heart of South East Asia. Laos is also known as "the Kingdom of a million elephants", because the capital of the ancient kingdom used to be surrounded by large pastures that were the grazing grounds for wild elephants.

Facts about Laos

Administrative divisions: 16 provinces (khoueng , singular and plural) and 1 capital city* (nakhon luang , singular and plural); Attapu , Bokeo , Bolikhamxai , Champasak , Houaphan , Khammouan , Louangnamtha , Louangphrabang , Oudomxai , Phongsali , Salavan , Savannakhet , Viangchan (Vientiane)* , Viangchan , Xaignabouli , Xekong , Xiangkhoang
Area: total: 236 ,800 sq km land: 230 ,800 sq km water: 6 ,000 sq km
Background: Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang , established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand , as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline , Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975 , the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1986. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.
Flag description: three horizontal bands of red (top) , blue (double width) , and red with a large white disk centered in the blue band
Capital: name: Vientiane geographic coordinates: 17 58 N , 102 36 E time difference: UTC+7 (12 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)
Climate: tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)
Currency code: kip (LAK)
Ethnic groups: Lao 55% , Khmou 11% , Hmong 8% , other (over 100 minor ethnic groups) 26% (2005 census)
Geographic coordinates: 18 00 N , 105 00 E
Geography note: landlocked; most of the country is mountainous and thickly forested; the Mekong River forms a large part of the western boundary with Thailand
Government type: Communist state
Imports partners: Thailand 69.4% , China 9.4% , Vietnam 5.6% (2007)
Internet country code: .la
Land boundaries: 0 km (landlocked)
Neighbouring countries: total: 5 ,083 km border countries: Burma 235 km , Cambodia 541 km , China 423 km , Thailand 1 ,754 km , Vietnam 2 ,130 km
Languages: Lao (official) , French , English , and various ethnic languages
Location: Southeastern Asia , northeast of Thailand , west of Vietnam
Map references: Southeast Asia
National holiday: Republic Day , 2 December (1975)
Nationality: noun: Lao(s) or Laotian(s) adjective: Lao or Laotian
Natural hazards: floods , droughts
Population: 6 ,677 ,534 (July 2008 est.)
Religions: Buddhist 67% , Christian 1.5% , other and unspecified 31.5% (2005 census)
Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus
Unemployment rate: 2.4% (2005 est.)

Capital of Lao People\'s Democratic Republic

Viangchan (click to view Viangchan map)

Places in Laos

Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Laos. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.

Attapeu Province (232 google map locations)
Bokeo Province (316 google map locations)
Bolikhamxai Province (137 google map locations)
Champasak Province (619 google map locations)
Houaphan Province (1085 google map locations)
Khammouan Province (845 google map locations)
Louang Namtha Province (276 google map locations)
Louangphrabang Province (1674 google map locations)
Oudomxai Province (693 google map locations)
Phongsali Province (866 google map locations)
Salavan Province (715 google map locations)
Savannakhet Province (1316 google map locations)
Vientiane Prefecture (147 google map locations)
Vientiane Province (411 google map locations)
Xaignabouli Province (467 google map locations)
Xaisomboun Province (5 google map locations)
Xekong Province (4 google map locations)
Xiangkhoang Province (1119 google map locations)

Random cities in Laos

Viangchan, the capital city of Laos.

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