Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Official name: Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon (Lao)
République démocratique populaire lao (French)
Gained independence: 19 July 1949 from France
Capital: Vientiane
Total area: 237,955
Bound: A landlocked country in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula
–          East: Vietnam
–          West: Thailand, China
–          North: China
–          South: Thailand
Population: 6,758,353 (estimated 2016)
Climatic condition: Tropical monsoon season
Form of government: Unitary Marxist-Leninist one-party socialist republic
Currency: Kip (LAK)
Official and other languages: Lao, French
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