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About Laos

The map shows Laos or Lao, a landlocked country on the IndoChina Peninsulasoutheast Asia, formerly part of (French) Indochina, that encompassed modern day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The country is also bordered by Thailand, China and Myanmar (Burma).

Laos became independent in 1953, but for most of the next 25 years was torn by civil strife between the communist Pathet Lao movement and government supporters.

In 1975, the Pathet Lao achieved total control, and a communist republic was established. The end of the 20th century saw a gradual return to free enterprise.

The country has a population of 7 million inhabitants (2015 est.). Capital and largest city is Vientiane (Viang Chan) with an estimated population of 580,000 people. Spoken language are Laotian (official) and Thai.

Map is showing Laos and the surrounding countries with international borders, provinces and provincial boundaries, the national capital Vientiane, provincial capitals, major cities and towns, main roads, and major airports.

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Attapeu, Champasak, Houayxay, Kasi, Keng Kabao, Khongxedon, Lak Sao, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Muang Khoun, Muang Khua, Muang Phin, Muang Xay, Nan Bak, Nongchan, Ou Tai, Pak Beng, Pak Lay, Paksan, Pakse, Paksong, Phôn-Hông, Phongsali, Phonsavan, Phontan, Phoukhon, Salavan, Savannakhet, Sekong, Thakhek, Vang Vieng, Viang Xai, Vientiane, Xam Neua, Xayaboury, Xeno, and Xepon

More about Laos:

Pha That Luang
Laos' national monument.
Vat Phou temple, Champasak
A Khmer Hindu temple complex.

Images of Laos and Vat Phou

Searchable map/satellite view of Vientiane
(capital city)

Political Map of Laos
Searchable map and satellite view of Laos

Laos Country Profile

Laos in numbers
Lao PDR Key Statistical Data.

Map of Southeast Asia
Map of Asia

Vientiane Current Weather Conditions:

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