Where is Laos?
Laos is a landlocked country located in the continent of Asia (Southeast Asia), Lao People’s Democratic Republic covers 230,800 square kilometers of land and 6,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 84th largest nation in the world with a total area of 236,800 square kilometers.
Laos shares land borders with 5 countries: China, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & It is bordered by Thailand to the northeast, Vietnam to the west, China and Myanmar (Burma) to the northwest, and by Cambodia to the south.
Laos became an independent state in 1975, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Laos is 6,586,266 (the statistic of 2012) and the nation has a density of 29 people per square kilometer.
What Currency to use in Laos?
Lao or Laotian Kip is the currency of Laos. Lao Kip exchange rate is the LAK to USD rate is about 10,000 KIP equivalents to 1,50$. The currency code for Kip is LAK, and the currency symbol is ₭.
The Languages spoken in Laos?
Our official language is LAO or PHASALAO