Capital: Vientiane (Viangchan)
Location: Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam
Government: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Currency: kips (LAK)
Area: 236,800 sq km
Population: 7,574,356 (July 2021 est.)
Languages: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages
Religion: Buddhist 64.7%, Christian 1.7%, none 31.4%, other/not stated 2.1% (2015 est.)
Tel Code: +856
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