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Laos
(2,648 words)

Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao (The Lao People’s Democratic Republic)

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

7,165,000

Area

240,000 sq. km (91,000 sq. mi)

Population density

30/sq. km (78/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

1.46% (per 1,000: births 21, deaths 6)

Under 15 years

32%

Urban dwellers

36% (2.99% p.a.)

Capital city

Vientiane 683,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

39% Lao, 12% Khmu, 8% Hmong, …

Cite this page
“Laos”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02LAO>
First published online: 2020



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