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Google maps, detailed facts of Laos, (ISO: LA) and the capital city, Vientiane. This page enables you to explore Laos and its land boundaries in total: 5,274 km. You may also view the border countries of Laos (total: 5, Burma 238 km, Cambodia 555 km, China 475 km, Thailand 1,845 km, Vietnam 2,161 km with its area of total: 236,800 sq km; land: 230,800 sq km, water: 6,000 sq km through detailed Satellite imagery – fast and easy as never before – with Google maps.

Find comprehensive geographical, economical, environmental, governmental, cultural, scientific, historical and demographical related information below, on the wiki page of Laos.

In case if you are traveling by car, there is also Street View and free Driving Directions by Google at your service.

Your virtual Sightseeing in Laos, Southeast Asia starts here on this map & Wiki page.

Laos Google maps & facts

This virtual map shows Laos, located in Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam with its cities, towns, highways, main roads, streets, Street Views and terrain maps regularly updated by Google.

You are viewing Laos and its location (Southeast Asia), at the geographic coordinates of 18 00 N, 105 00 E, inland counties boundaries and international borders.

Hint: Have a look at the Street view in Laos, LA. All you have to do is to drag and pull the little yellow man (Pegman) on the Google map above the desired location in Laos. After that whenever it is available (currently more than 50 countries provided by Google around the word), blue stripes will appear to show the photos and details from Google’s regularly updated data image base.

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Geographical facts about Laos including Vientiane, the capital city of Laos

Name of the country: Laos Capital city: Vientiane
Geographical coordinates of Laos: 18 00 N, 105 00 E Geographical coordinates of Vientiane: 17 58 N 102 36 E
Location of Laos: Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam Continent / area: Southeast Asia
The area of Laos: total: 236,800 sq km; land: 230,800 sq km, water: 6,000 sq km Area comparative of Laos: slightly larger than Utah
The elevation data of Laos: mean elevation: 710 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mekong River 70 m, highest point: Phu Bia 2,817 m The climate of Laos: tropical monsoon: rainy season (May to November): dry season (December to April)
Land use of Laos: agricultural land: 10.6%; arable land 6.2%; permanent crops 0.7%; permanent pasture 3.7%; forest: 67.9%; other: 21.5% (2011 estimate) Irrigated land: 3,100 sq km (2012)
Geographical notes of Laos: landlocked country; most of the country is mountainous and thickly forested; the Mekong River forms a large part of the western boundary with Thailand The terrain of Laos: mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus
Land boundaries of Laos: total: 5,274 km Borders countries of Laos: Burma 238 km, Cambodia 555 km, China 475 km, Thailand 1,845 km, Vietnam 2,161 km
Maritime claims of Laos: none – (landlocked country)

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Fast facts about Laos

Are you traveling to Laos? When you are on the way to explore foreign countries in Southeast Asia, it is always good to be aware of the nature of that specific nation and the surroundings, in this case: Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam.

Did you know that the legal system of Laos is civil law system similar in form to the French system?

When you are traveling around or looking for accommodation in Laos, you would better know, that (there are in total lengths of roadways total: 39,586 km, paved: 5,415 km, unpaved: 34,171 km (2009)) and the most crowded areas in this country are: VIENTIANE (capital) 997,000 (2015). The urbanization rate in this country looks like the following: urban population: 38.6% of total population (2015).

The total number of population in Laos: 7,019,073 (July 2016 estimate) with a population growth rate of 1.53% (2016 estimate) and the most widely spoken language(s) are Lao (official language), French, English, various ethnic languages. In these days, Laos has to face with a net migration rate of -1.1 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

You may find the following ethnic groups in Laos nowadays; Lao 54.6%, Khmou 10.9%, Hmong 8%, Tai 3.8%, Phuthai 3.3%, Lue 2.2%, Katang 2.1%, Makong 2.1%, Akha 1.6%, other 10.4%, unspecified 1% (2005 estimate).

The right to vote in Laos can be exercised by the population from the age of 18 years of age, universal and he following ways can earn the citizenship; citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Laos. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.

In case if you plan to visit Laos for shopping, or for business porpuses, it is good to know that the national holidays in Laos are: Republic Day, 2 December (1975).

Whether you are traveling for business or please, never forget that sometimes there are several risks/hazards on your way; In the case of Laos, these are the most likely dangers you might face: floods, droughts. What do you think? Are you prepared enough to visit Vientiane and / or Laos?

Living with the given conditions, affected by all the civilization and natural harms in Laos, the population has to face with a death rate of 7.5 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).

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Travel references about Laos

To make your travel experience better, you may do it better to understand at least one of the most widely spoken languages in Laos. Here they are: Lao (official language), French, English, various ethnic languages.

For your local internet searches, use the following TLD: .la

Do not be surprised, when visiting this country, its climate typically is like this; tropical monsoon: rainy season (May to November): dry season (December to April).

Its capital city is Vientiane, where the local time zone is UTC+7, which is 12 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time. Note to the timezone in Vientiane: N/A.

For nature lovers, we do note the following elevation data regarding Laos; mean elevation: 710 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Mekong River 70 m, highest point: Phu Bia 2,817 m. The lengths of its total coastline are: 0 km (landlocked country) and the length of the land boundaries is total: 5,274 km.

Current environmental issues in Laos; unexploded ordnance; deforestation; soil erosion; most of the population does not have access to potable water.

And again – in case if you missed it-, those natural hazards, that are threatening your journey: floods, droughts.

For your traveling options, there are 41 (2013) airports and N/A heliports in Laos all together with 4,600 km (primarily on the Mekong River and its tributaries; 2,900 additional km are intermittently navigable by craft drawing less than 0.5 m) (2012) waterways, and roadways in total: total: 39,586 km, paved: 5,415 km, unpaved: 34,171 km (2009).

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Background of Laos

Like every nation, Laos also has its historical background, and it has shaped its social, cultural, political and geographical characteristics; 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. Source: CIA, The World Factbook.

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