Laos datasheet

Laos official data

Map of Laos
Map of Laos
  • Official country name: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Capital: Vientiane
  • Total Area: 236,800 km²
  • Government: Marxist–Leninist single-party state
  • Currency: Kip – LAK
  • Drives on the: right
  • Calling Code: +856
  • Internet TLD: .la

Demographics

Laos flag
Flag of Laos
  • Population: 6,500,000 (2012 Estimate)
  • Population Density: 26.7/km²
  • Official Languages: Lao
  • HDI: 0.543 (medium)
  • Ethnic Groups: (2005)
    • 55% Lao
    • 11% Khmu
    • 8% Hmong
    • 26% others

Economy

Emblem of Laos
Emblem of Laos
  • GDP (PPP): USD 19.158 Billion (2012 Estimate)
  • GDP per Capita (PPP): USD 3,004
  • GDP (Nominal): USD 9.269 Billion (2012 Estimate)
  • GDP per Capita (Nominal): USD 1,320
  • GDP Growth: 8.3% (2012 Estimate)
  • GDP by sector: (2011 Estimate)
    • agriculture: 37.4%
    • industry: 20.2%
    • services: 42.6%
  • Labor force: 3.69 Million (2010 Estimate)
  • Labor force by occupation: (2010 Estimate)
    • agriculture 75.1%
    • industry n/a
    • services n/a
  • Unemployment: 2.5% (2009 Estimate)
  • Inflation: 7.6% (2011 Estimate)
  • Main Industries:
    • copper
    • tin
    • gold and gypsum mining
    • timber
    • electric power
    • agricultural processing
    • construction
    • garments
    • cement
    • tourism
  • Natural resources:
    • timber
    • hydropower
    • gypsum
    • tin
    • gold
    • gemstones
  • Exports: USD 2.131 Billion (2011 Estimate)
  • Main Export Partners: (2012 Estimate)
    • Thailand 32.8%
    • China 20.7%
    • Vietnam 14.0%
  • Imports: USD 2.336 Billion (2011 Estimate)
  • Main Import Partners: (2012 Estimate)
    • Thailand 63.2%
    • China 16.5%
    • Vietnam 5.6%

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