Laos flag information
Description flag of Laos
three horizontal bands of red (top), blue (double width), and red with a large white disk centered in the blue band
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Official country name
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao (long)
Lao(s) or Laotian(s) (noun) 0 (adjective)
Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages
6,677,534 ranked 104, (data 2008)
most of the country is mountainous and thickly forested; the Mekong River forms a large part of the western boundary with Thailand. The lowest point is Mekong River 70 m.
5,083km, Burma 235 km, Cambodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1,754 km, Vietnam 2,130 km.
16 provinces (khoueng, singular and plural) and 1 capital city* (nakhon luang, singular and plural); Attapu, Bokeo, Bolikhamxai, Champasak, Houaphan, Khammouan, Louangnamtha, Louangphrabang, Oudomxai, Phongsali, Salavan, Savannakhet, Viangchan (Vientiane)*, Viangchan, Xaignabouli, Xekong, Xiangkhoang
19 July 1949 (from France)