Lao Fast Facts

Neighbors: Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west

Area: 236 800 km².

Population: around 6,7 million

Ethnic groups: 55% Lao, 11% Kamu, 8% Hmong, 26 % Others

Official Religion: Buddhism (67 %).

Capital: Vientiane

Spoken Language: Lao or Laotian /ˈlaʊʃən/[5] (ພາສາລາວ, BGN/PCGN: phasa lao, IPA: [pʰáːsǎː láːw]) is a tonal language of the Tai–Kadai language family. It is the official language of Laos, and also spoken in the northeast of Thailand, where it is usually referred to as the Isan language

Currency: Kip (USD 1 = 19,350 KIP – Aug 2023)