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Introduction:

Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th century under King Fa Ngum. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century, when it became part of French Indochina.

The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government, ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual, limited return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1988. Laos became a member of Asean in 1997 and the WTO in 2013.

 

Laos Flag
Flag

Laos Emblem
Emblem

Quick Facts

Population:
7,234,171 (July 2018 est.)

Map Reference:
Southeast Asia
Area:
total= 236,800 sq km

Government:
Communist state
Capital:
Vientiane (Viangchan)

Internet Code:
.la

Airports:
41 (2013)

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Laos Locater
Locater

Laos Map
Map

Astronaut Image

Astronaut Image
LAOS
Mission/Frame: STS046-79-70
Spacecraft Altitude: 124 nautical miles (230 km)
Features:
MEKONG R, VIENTIANE AREA

 

 

 

 

 

   

Source: CIA The World Factbook

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