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 Laos
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 United States
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Area:236,800 km² 9,831,510 km²
Population:6,858,000 325,719,000
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 km²:29.0 33.1
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 71
Civil rights:11 98
Health:21 70
Security:83 63
Climate:43 65
Cost of Living:55 33
Popularity:33 94


Economy

Currency: Kip (1 LAK = 100 At) US Dollar (1 USD =100 Cents)
Unemployment rate:0.7 % 4.4 %
Inflation rate:0.83 % 2.13 %
Commercial taxes and contributions:26.20 % 43.80 %
Average income:2,009 € 51,580 €
Corruption index:29 (very bad) 75 (good)
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Gross domestic product:14,918 Mio €2.18 M € 17,164,383 M €52.70 M €
Gross national product:13,805 Mio €2.01 M € 16,801,150 M €51.58 M €
Exported goods:3,703 M €0.54 M € 2,063,911 M €6.34 M €
Imported goods:4,743 M €0.69 M € 2,567,088 M €7.88 M €

Infrastructure

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Roadways:39,586 km5.77 km 6,586,610 km20.22 km
Waterways:4,600 km0.67 km 41,009 km0.13 km
Harbours:10.000 3930.001
Airports:410.006 13,5130.041


Energy balance

 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Energy consumption:4.24 bn kWh618,095.82 kWh 3,911.00 bn kWh12.01 m kWh
Energy production:11.46 bn kWh1.67 m kWh 4,088.00 bn kWh12.55 m kWh
Energy export:8.47 bn kWh1.23 m kWh 9.70 bn kWh29,764.90 kWh
Energy imports:2.05 bn kWh298,913.99 kWh 80.66 bn kWh247,636.63 kWh
CO2 emissions:1.95 m t284.99 t 5.25 bn t16,131.32 t


Telecommunication

International dialing:+856 +1
Internet domain:.la .us
 
 totalper 1000 people totalper 1000 people
Landlines:1,125,469164 119,902,000368
Mobile phones:3,711,813541 395,881,0001,215
Internet server:1,5320 505,000,0001,550
Internet users:1,499,880219 248,122,242762



Climate

Detailed info for: Laos and United States

Daytime temperatures:32.0 °C 18.8 °C
Nighttime temperatures:21.8 °C 7.3 °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 %