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Lao PDRLao PDR

Location

The interior of the Indochina Peninsula extends north and south.

  • Land Area

    236,800km2

  • Capital

    Vientiane

Parallax

GMT +8

People

  • Population

    About 16.9 million

  • Language

    ສາທາລະນະລັດ

  • Ethnicity

    Lao Room50%
    (Lowland Lao)

    Laotung30%
    (Hilly Lao)

    Raosung10%
    (Mountainous Lao)

    Other10%

  • Religion

    Buddhism90%

    Catholicism, Christianity10%

Politics

  • Government

    People’s Democratic Republic
  • Head of State

    President Bounnhang Vorachith
  • Currency

    Laotian Kip LAK
  • Exchange Rate

    1,000 LAK 141won

Economy

  • GDP

    US$ 17.0 billion
  • GDP per Capita

    US$ 2,542
  • Trade Volume

    US$ 8.4 billion