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Country Laos


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Region Southeastern Asia
Area (sq km) 236,800
Border Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand, Vietnam
Population 6,911,544
Nationality Lao(s), Laotian(s)
Ethnicity Lao 55%, Khmou 11%, Hmong 8%, other 26%
Religion Buddhist 67%, Christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5%
Language Lao, French, English, other
Literacy 73%
Government Communist State
Capital Vientiane (Viangchan)
Leader President Bounnyang Vorachit (since April 20, 2016); Vice President Phankham Viphavan (since April 20, 2016); Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulit (since April 20, 2016); Deputy Prime Ministers Bounthong Chitmani, Sonxai Siphandon, Sombdi Douangdi (since April 20, 2016)
Currency Kip (LAK)
Independence Day July 19, 1949 (from France)
National Holiday Republic Day (Dec. 2, 1975)
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