Lao, Laos, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Laotańska Republika
Ludowo-Demokratyczna, Sathalanalat Pasathipatai Pasason Lao
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In 1975 the communist Pathet Lao took control of the government, ending a six-century-old monarchy. Initial closer ties to Vietnam and socialization were replaced with a gradual return to private enterprise, an easing of foreign investment laws, and the admission into ASEAN in 1997.

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1. Dependency status: NA

2. Government type: Communist state

3. Location: Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam

4. Border Countries: Burma 235 km, Cambodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1,754 km, Vietnam 2,130 km

5. Climate: tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)

6. Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus

7. Area: 236,800 km2

8. Capital: Vientiane

9. Administrative divisions: 16 provinces (khoueng, singular and plural), 1 municipality* (kampheng nakhon, singular and plural), and 1 special zone** (khetphiset, singular and plural); Attapu, Bokeo, Bolikhamxai, Champasak, Houaphan, Khammouan, Louangnamtha, Louangphabang, Oudomxai, Phongsali, Salavan, Savannakhet, Viangchan*, Viangchan, Xaignabouli, Xaisomboun**, Xekong, Xiangkhoang

10. Population: 5,635,967 (July 2001 est.)

11. Languages: Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages

12. Religions: Buddhist 60%, animist and other 40%

13. Currency: kip (LAK)

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24. Laos office in Poland:

  • Embassy Lao People's Democratic Republic
    ul. Rejtana 15/26
    02-516 Warszawa
    tel. (022) 848-47-86, 848-89-49
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