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Laos is a nation surrounded by land and situated in Southeast Asia. Formally the country is known as the Lao People's Democratic Republic. The boundaries to the Laos nation are in the northwest it has Burma and People's Republic of China, in the east it has Vietnam, in the south it has Cambodia and in the west it has Thailand. The past of Laos is estimated from around 14th to the 18th century. At that period Laos was divided into three new kingdoms. The Laos was turned into a French Territory in the year 1893. Kingdom of Luang Phrabang, Kingdom of Vientiane and Kingdom of Champasak were the three kingdoms of Laos. It got freedom in 1945. French rule was ended in 1949. But complete independence was achieved in the year 1954. The dominion was concluded once the civil war was finished. The Communist Pathet Lao movement was started in 1975. Laos is represented as a single-party socialist republic. Vientiane is the capital city of Laos. Lao is the formally used language for communication. The nations like Thailand, China and Vietnam are elevated power in electricity by Laos. The economy of Laos is booming with the utilization of metals. With the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), East Asia Summit and La Francophonie the Laos is associated.

Laos Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The culture of Laos is diverse. Theravada Buddhism is dominated in Laos and is originated from India and China. Laos is known for its arts and literature. The way of living in Lao is majorly dominated by Buddhism. Buddhism has shown the correct path of living to the people of Lao. Boun Pha Vet is a great Buddhist festival in Laos. This is celebrated for two days in a year. The Great Birth Sermon or Maha Wetsandon Chadok is summarized by the Monks. The khaen a kind of bamboo pipe is considered as the national musical instrument of Laos's country. Lam saravane, mo lam are all the rage types of Laotian music. Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province is the eminent documentation of very old Laotian culture. The fomal language used in Laos is Lao. The staple food of people in Laos is Sticky Rice. Buddha Park, Haw Phra Kaew, Lao National Museum, Patuxai, Pha That Luang, That Dam, Wat Si Saket, Wat Si Muang, Haw Kham, Wat Xieng Thong, Grave site of Henri Mouhot and Pak Ou Caves are few of the famous tourist attractions of Laos country. The tourism industry in Laos is booming. The Laos country is well known for its sports and recreational activities. Field hockey with bamboo sticks and a ball made of roots has its significance at the time of Luang festival is played in Laos. The boat races on the Mekong River are very popular in Laos. Football or soccer has developed into a well-liked viewer's sport. Southeast Asian Games were initiated by the Laos country in the year 1959. Laos for the first time participated in Summer Olympic Games in the year 1980.

Laos Demographics

Laos Total Population - 6,477,211
Laos Male Population - 3,213,631
Laos Female Population - 3,263,580
Laos Lao Population - 3,562,466
Laos Khmou Population - 712,493
Laos Hmong Population - 518,176
Laos Tibeto-Burman Population - 176,093
Laos Others Population - 1,684,074

Laos Education

The country of Laos comprised of only formal education. The education system has Buddhism influence on it. The languages of medium in Laos were Lao and Pali. The subjects taught in the initial stages were arithmetic, religious and social subjects. The villages of Laos were included with wat schools. The education system in the colonial period had the French influence on it. The medium of Lao language was offered by the Pathet Lao in 1950s. The education offering in the villages was very exclusive. The education system is sprouting in rigorously confining circumstances of inefficiently primed and scantily salaried teachers, scarce financial support, lack of services, and frequently futile provision of the partial capital on hand. There is major geographic, cultural, gender and affluence inconsistency in the supply of educational services, and variations subsist in each level of the system.

Laos Symbols

Laos state Flag
Laos Flag
Laos state Flower
Laos Flower
Dok Champa
Laos state Animal
Laos Animal
Laos state Motto
Laos Motto
'Peace, Independence, Democracy, Unity and Prosperity'
Laos state Anthem
Laos Anthem
Pheng Xat Lao

Laos History

In the 8th century the people from southern China travelled to Laos's country. The Laotian state was primarily established in the 14th century. It was known as the Lan Xang kingdom. They power continued till 1713. In 1713 the Laos kingdom was split in three kingdoms. In the 18th century the Laos kingdoms were ruled by Siamese or Thai. Later in 1893 Laos was turned as a French Territory. The region was then included in Indochina. France over took the powers of Laos nation again in 1946. Partial freedom was approved by France in 1949. The Viet Minh rebellion in Vietnam resulted in complete freedom to Laos in 1950. The attack on central Laos by Viet Minh and Pathet Lao forces led to civil war. In 1954 the Laos nation achieved its complete independence. A cease-fire among the three princes was initiated in 1961. The coalition regime was invigorated by an accord of 1973. In 1975 the Communist Pathet Lao took hold of powers fully. In 1975 the dominion was eliminated. In Aug. 1991 the Supreme People's Assembly implemented a fresh constitution. It plunged entire orientation to socialism but preserved the one-party state. It also adopted new strategies. There were new laws leading assets, heritage, and contracts in nation of Laos. In 1995 U.S declared to initiate its support to the country of Laos. Vientiane city has many bomb attacks from March 2000.

Laos Tourism

The tourism is swiftly developing department in Laos. The Lao National Tourism Administration supervises the tourism sector of Laos. Formally the nation is referred as Simply Beautiful. Majorly the nation is well known for its Buddhist culture and colonial architecture in Luang Prabang. The most visited tourists destinations in Laos are Buddha Park, Haw Phra Kaew, Lao National Museum, Patuxai, Pha That Luang, That Dam, Wat Si Saket, Wat Si Muang, Haw Kham, Wat Xieng Thong, Grave site of Henri Mouhot and Pak Ou Caves. The nation also has seceral waterfalls close to Thakhek, Si Phan Don and the Bolaven Plateau. The two UNESCO World Heritage sites situated in Laos are Luang Prabang and Wat Phu. To make the economy of Laos grow the Lao National Tourism Administration is promoting the tourism. The Laos nation is well is recognized for its silk and local handicraft products.

Laos Transportation

The transportation system of Laos consists of airways, railways and roadways. Travelling by road is very common mode in Laos. There are no ports in Laos. There are plenty of highways and many airports in this country. The railway network is a tiny structured because of the country's scarce infrastructure. The highways in Laos cover nearly 21,716 km. The Laos country only has 9,673.5 km of paved roads. The Thai-Lao Friendship bridges built bond the Mekong to Thailand. In April 2008 a new highway was made linking Laos to Kunming. The Friendship bridges are outcome of joint effort among Thailand, China and Laos. There are 52 airports in Laos. Only 9 airports here are paved. The landing strip length of Wattay International Airport is 2,438m. Travelling by local buses in Laos is time-consuming, packed, boisterous and erratic. In Laos Vientiane and Luang Prabang have the international airports.

Laos Taxes

Laos Corporate Tax - 20%
Laos Income Tax - 35%
Laos Sales tax or Value Added Tax (VAT) - 10%
Laos Capital gains Tax - 10%
Laos Withholding Service Tax - 7%

Laos Universities

National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos - 26,673 Students

Laos Religions

Laos Buddhist Population is 67%
Laos Christian Population is 1.5%
Laos Not specified religion Population 31.5%

Laos Provinces

Attapeu, Laos - Population 114,300
Bokeo, Laos - Population 149,700
Bolikhamsai, Laos - Population 214,900
Champasak, Laos - Population 575,600
Hua Phan, Laos - Population 322,200
Khammouane, Laos - Population 358,800
Luang Namtha, Laos - Population 150,100
Luang Phrabang, Laos - Population 408,800
Oudomxay Muang Xay, Laos - Population 275,300
Phongsali, Laos - Population 199,900
Sainyabuli, Laos - Population 382,200
Salavan, Laos - Population 336,600
Savannakhet, Laos - Population 721,500
Sekong, Laos - Population 83,600
Vientiane Prefecture, Laos - Population 726,000
Vientiane Province, Laos - Population 373,700
Xieng Khaung, Laos - Population 37,507

Laos Geography

Laos is a nation surrounded by land situated in Southeast Asia. The geographic coordinates of Laos's country are latitudes 14° and 23°N and longitudes 100° and 108°E. Phou Bia is the peak point of the nation which is located at 2,818 meters or 9,245 ft. The nation comprises of few plains, plateaus, densely wooded scenery and craggy mountains. To the west the nation shares its border with Thailand and to the east the nation shares its border with Vietnam. The weather in nation of Laos is tropical and monsoon. The nation is also recognized as "Golden Triangle for its opium poppy budding. North, central, and south are geographical areas of Laos. Regionally rainy, cold and hot are the seasons of Laos. Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse are some of largest cities. China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma are the neighboring countries as well as they share borders with Laos. The total area covered by the nation is 236,800 km2 or 91,428.991 sq mi. Only 2% of total land is encompassed by water.

Laos Government

The regime of Laos is structured as a single-party socialist republic. The Lao People's Revolutionary Party (LPRP) is the lone political party of Laos's nation. The state is directed by the President. The President also represents as secretary-general of LPRP. The regime is largely directed by the Prime Minister. The Politburo of the Lao People's Revolutionary Party comprises of nine members. The Central Committee consists of 49 members in it. The Council of Ministers evaluates the vital regime resolutions. On May 11, 1947 a French-written and monarchical formation was transmitted. On May 11, 1957 fresh constitution was initiated. The members in Assembly have increased to 115. The National Assembly selects the President. The period for the president is five years. The president nominates the prime minister and the Council of Ministers. The nation of Laos is incorporated with four deputy prime ministers. The president of the People's Supreme Court is selected by the National Assembly.

Laos Parks

The Phou Khao Khouay National Park is to be found nearly 70km from Vientiane. It is most visited tourist destination in Laos. Visitors can reach easily to the park. The total area covered by the park is 2,000 sq km. Tiger, wild elephant and gibbon can be mainly seen in Phou Khao Khouay National Park. Trekking, waterfalls are very famous here. There is Vientiane plain and a non-natural lake in the western region of the park. The park is extended among Vientiane and Bolikhamsai provinces.

Laos Economy

The economy of the Laos country mostly depends on savings and trade. The trade is largely done with Thailand, Vietnam, and China. Agriculture is the main sector for economy. Rice is produced in a large amount. The country consists of thousands of rice varieties produced in it. IMF, ADB and other international sources supports the economy of Laos's nation. The tourism sector is swiftly developing. In Laos the fiscal growth has been hindered by brain drain, with a trained evacuation. Petroleum and gas are the products imported in Laos. The nation of Laos is loaded with minerals. Some of them are coal, gold, bauxite, tin, copper and other precious metals. The country is naturally awarded with abundant water resources. It exports huge amount of hydroelectric energy. Beerlao created by the Lao Brewery Company is the chief exporting product of Laos. The economy of Laos's country is to great extent same to that of Chinese and Vietnamese models. For the foreign direct investment (FDI) in the nation of Laos China is currently considered as the major source.