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Key Statistics of Laos


Capital - (and largest city) Vientiane 17°58′N, 102°36′E

Official languages - Lao

Government Socialist Republic
 -  President Lt. Gen. Choummaly Sayasone
 -  Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh

Independence from France
 -  Date 19 July 1949

Area
 -  Total 236,800 km² (83rd) 91,429 sq mi
 -  Water (%) 2

Population
 -  2005 estimate 5,859,000 (106th)
 -  1995 census 4,574,848
 -  Density 25 /km² (177th) 65 /sq mi

GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
 -  Total $12.547 billion (129th)
 -  Per capita $2,124 (138th)

Currency - Kip (LAK)

Time zone (UTC+7)

Internet TLD .la

Calling code - +856

GDP - US$ 1,805 million (2002) at current market prices

Major Industries: Electricity, garment industry, wood-based & processing industries
Major Exports: Electricity, clothing, coffee wood and forest product and gypsum
Major Imports: Industrial machinery, chemicals, iron, electrical machinery and parts, steel oil, construction material and consumption good

Source: Wikipedia, Asean Secretariat

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