Intro

Country Information

Intro

Country Information

Laos, a green country belonging to the Indochina Peninsula, is known as the land of millions of elephants. Laos does not have a cherry festival like Japan, and blue oceans with golden sandy beaches like Thailand, but attracts visitors with its sacred temples, large Buddha statues, stunning waterfalls, and hospitable smiles of the people. Join us to learn the basics about this country to be more confident in planning your upcoming trip.

Official Name:

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Population:

7,512,858 as of Monday 3rd Oct 2022

Capital:

Vientiane, population c. 400,000

People:

Over 60 ethnic groups, the main ones are Lao Loum (lowland ~50%), Lao Theung (upland ~30%), Lao Sung (highland ~10%), and tribal Thais (~ 10%)

Language:

Laotian

Currency:

Kip (KN)

Annual Growth:

2.53% (2021)

Major Industries:

Agriculture

Time Zone:

GMT +7 hours

Electricity:

220V, 50 Hz; 2 pin plugs

Measurements and weights:

Metric

International Dialing Code:

+856

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Cities

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Weather & Climate

Laos is typical of a tropical climate influenced by the southeast monsoon, which brings 70% of annual rainfall and high humidity. There are two distinct seasons: the rainy season, or monsoon, from May to mid-October, and the dry season from mid-October to April.
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