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 Laos
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Area:236,800 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:7,169,000 328,240,000
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 km²:30.3 33.4
Life expectancy males:65.8 years 76.1 years
Life expectancy females:69.4 years 81.1 years
Average age:21.4 years 37.4 years
Birthrate:23.55 ‰ 11.60 ‰
Deathrate:6.43 ‰ 8.60 ‰
Migrationrate:-1.00 ‰ 3.00 ‰


Quality of life

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Political stability:63 77
Civil rights:18 83
Health:28 74
Climate:43 64
Cost of Living:61 38
Popularity:32 85


Economy

Currency: Kip (1 LAK = 100 At) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:0.6 % 3.7 %
Inflation rate:3.32 % 1.81 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:24.10 % 36.60 %
Average income:2,296 € 58,741 €
Corruption index:29 (very bad) 69 (moderate)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:16,234 Mio €2.26 M € 19,092,826 M €58.17 M €
Gross national product:16,471 Mio €2.30 M € 19,280,405 M €58.74 M €
Exported goods:5,553 M €0.77 M € 2,258,389 M €6.88 M €
Imported goods:6,537 M €0.91 M € 2,782,006 M €8.48 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:39,586 km5.52 km 6,586,610 km20.07 km
Waterways:4,600 km0.64 km 41,009 km0.12 km
Harbours:10.000 3,6730.011
Airports:410.006 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:5.47 bn kWh763,098.45 kWh 3,902.00 bn kWh11.89 m kWh
Energy production:29.74 bn kWh4.15 m kWh 4,095.00 bn kWh12.48 m kWh
Energy export:8.47 bn kWh1.18 m kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,536.36 kWh
Energy imports:2.50 bn kWh348,701.54 kWh 72.72 bn kWh221,545.53 kWh
CO2 emissions:17.76 m t2,477.59 t 5.01 bn t15,251.98 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+856 +1
Internet domain:.la .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:1,490,831208 107,281,000327
Mobile phones:4,362,183608 422,000,0001,286
Internet server:1,5320 505,000,0001,539
Internet users:1,828,959255 290,488,378885



Healthcare system

Hospital beds/1000 inh.:1.50 2.90
Physicians per 1000 inh.:0.50 2.59
Diabetes sufferers:6.4 % 10.8 %
HIV sufferers:0.19 % 0.22 %
Tuberculosis sufferers:1.6 % 0.0 %
Tuberculosis cure rate:89.0 % 77.0 %
Smokers:28.9 % 21.8 %

Climate

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Daytime temperatures:32.0 °C 18.7 °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
Khmer:16.5 % n/a
Spanish:n/a 10.7 %
Thai:7.8 % n/a
Lao-Soung:5.2 % n/a
Chinese:n/a 0.9 %
French:n/a 0.7 %
German:n/a 0.6 %
Italian:n/a 0.6 %
Tagalog:n/a 0.4 %
Korean:n/a 0.3 %
Polish:n/a 0.3 %
Vietnamese:n/a 0.2 %
Japanese:n/a 0.2 %
Portuguese:n/a 0.2 %
Russian:n/a 0.2 %
other:3.3 % 2.6 %


Religions

Christianity:1.5 % 78.5 %
Buddhism:66.8 % 0.7 %
Jewry:n/a 1.8 %
Sikhism:n/a 1.6 %
Islam:n/a 1.1 %
Hinduism:n/a 1.0 %
other:31.7 % 15.3 %