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Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (Lao)
  • Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao
Flag of Laos
Emblem of Laos
Motto: ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນະຖາວອນ
Santiphap, Ekalat, Paxathipatai, Ekaphap, Vatthanathavon
"Peace, Independence, Democracy, Unity and Prosperity"
Anthem: ເພງຊາດລາວ
Pheng Xat Lao
"Hymn of the Lao People"
Location of Wp/dtp/Laos (green)

in ASEAN (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

and largest city
17°58′N 102°36′E / 17.967°N 102.600°E / 17.967; 102.600
Official languagesLao
Spoken languages
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary Marxist–Leninist one-party socialist republic
Thongloun Sisoulith
Bounthong Chitmany
Pany Yathotou
Sonexay Siphandone
Saysomphone Phomvihane
LegislatureNational Assembly
• Kingdoms of Luang Prabang, Vientiane & Champasak
• Vassals of Siam
11 May 1947
22 October 1953
2 December 1975
14 August 1991
• Total
236,800 km2 (91,400 sq mi)[5] (82nd)
• Water (%)
• 2022 estimate
7,749,595[5] (103rd)
• Density
26.7/km2 (69.2/sq mi)
GDP (PPP)2023 estimate
• Total
Increase $74.205 billion[6] (106th)
• Per capita
Increase $9,787[6] (125th)
GDP (nominal)2023 estimate
• Total
Decrease $14.244 billion[6] (145th)
• Per capita
Decrease $1,878[6] (152nd)
Gini (2012)36.4[7]
HDI (2021)Decrease 0.607[8]
medium · 140th
CurrencyKip (₭) (LAK)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+856
ISO 3166 codeLA
Internet TLD.la

Republik Demokratik Rakyat Laos (Bahasa Lao: Sāthālanalat Pasāthipatai Pasāson Lāo) nopo nga iso no pogun di aiso rahat id Asia Tenggara om id wolit do Myanmar om China id barat rahat, Vietnam id timur, Kemboja id selatan, om Thailand id barat.


  1. "The Languages spoken in Laos". Studycountry. Archived from the original on 25 February 2021. Linoyog ontok 16 September 2018.
  2. "Results of Population and Housing Census 2015" (PDF). Lao Statistics Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 March 2021. Linoyog ontok 1 May 2020.
  3. "Lao People's Democratic Republic's Constitution of 1991 with Amendments through 2003" (PDF). constituteproject.org. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 December 2017. Linoyog ontok 29 October 2017. Article 9: The State respects and protects all lawful activities of Buddhists and of followers of other religions, [and] mobilises and encourages Buddhist monks and novices as well as the priests of other religions to participate in activities that are beneficial to the country and people.
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  5. 5.0 5.1 "Laos". The World Factbook (2024 ed.). Central Intelligence Agency. Linoyog ontok 24 September 2022. (Archived 2022 edition)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 "World Economic Outlook Database, October 2023 Edition. (Laos)". IMF.org. International Monetary Fund. 10 October 2023. Linoyog ontok 17 October 2023.
  7. "Gini Index". World Bank. Archived from the original on 9 February 2015. Linoyog ontok 2 March 2011.
  8. "Human Development Report 2021/2022" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 8 September 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 8 September 2022. Linoyog ontok 8 September 2022.

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