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 Laos
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 United States
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Area:236,800 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:6,758,000 323,128,000
Official language:Lao English

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Government

Government form:Republic (communist one-party system) Federal presidential republic
Independent since:1953 n.Chr. 1776 n.Chr.
Capital:Vientiane Washington, D.C.


Population

Inhabitants per km²:28.5 32.9
Life expectancy males:65.1 years 76.3 years
Life expectancy females:68.2 years 81.2 years
Birthrate:23.85 ‰ 12.40 ‰
Deathrate:6.66 ‰ 8.40 ‰
Migrationrate:-1.10 % 3.90 %


Quality of life

Values from 0 (bad) to 100 (very good)
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Political stability:78 74
Civil rights:12 99
Health:21 70
Security:81 67
Climate:43 65
Cost of Living:55 33
Popularity:33 92


Economy

Currency: Kip (1 LAK = 100 At) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:0.7 % 4.4 %
Inflation rate:1.51 % 1.26 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:26.20 % 43.80 %
Average income:1,903 € 50,323 €
Corruption index:29 (very bad) 75 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:13,991 Mio €2.07 M € 16,486,213 M €51.02 M €
Gross national product:12,850 Mio €1.90 M € 16,260,820 M €50.32 M €
Exported goods:3,703 M €0.55 M € 1,954,564 M €6.05 M €
Imported goods:4,743 M €0.70 M € 2,401,403 M €7.43 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:39,586 km5.86 km 6,586,610 km20.38 km
Waterways:4,600 km0.68 km 41,009 km0.13 km
Harbours:10.000 3930.001
Airports:410.006 13,5130.042


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:4.24 bn kWh627,223.82 kWh 3,911.00 bn kWh12.10 m kWh
Energy production:11.46 bn kWh1.70 m kWh 4,088.00 bn kWh12.65 m kWh
Energy export:8.47 bn kWh1.25 m kWh 9.70 bn kWh30,003.64 kWh
Energy imports:2.05 bn kWh303,328.34 kWh 80.66 bn kWh249,622.82 kWh
CO2 emissions:1.95 m t289.20 t 5.25 bn t16,260.70 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+856 +1
Internet domain:.la .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:1,266,605187 121,530,000376
Mobile phones:3,958,510586 416,684,0001,290
Internet server:1,5320 505,000,0001,563
Internet users:1,478,052219 246,147,996762



Climate

Detailed info for: Laos and United States

Daytime temperatures:32.0 °C 18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:21.8 °C 7.2 °C
Relative humidity:75 % 67 %
Absolute humidity:22 g/m³ 9 g/m³
Rain days per year:115.2 85.2
Sunshine hours per day:6.1 7.2


Native languages

English:n/a 82.1 %
Lao:67.2 % n/a
Mon-Khmer:16.5 % n/a
Spanish:n/a 10.7 %
Thai:7.8 % n/a
Lao-Soung:5.2 % n/a
German:n/a 0.7 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
Chinese:n/a 0.6 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
other:3.3 % 3.0 %


Religions

Christianity:1.5 % 78.5 %
Buddhism:66.8 % 0.7 %
Jewry:n/a 1.8 %
Islam:n/a 0.6 %
other:31.7 % 18.4 %