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Capital : Vientiane
Language : Lao
Currency :  Kip
Population : 6 492 400
Area : 236 800 km2

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Laos facts
Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. This country has more than 1 439 000 motor vehicles (212 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

2. The national top-level domain is .la . There are more than 35 700 websites with this extension.

3. The most popular pages with the .la extension are: 51.la, bab.la and 55.la.

4. In this country there are more than 39 568 km of paved roads (0.06% of all roads in the world).

5. The country has 41 airports, 8 of the paved surface.

6. Full name of the country – Lao People’s Democratic Republic,

7. Political system – people’s republic.

8. The average temperature is 22 ° C in January and 28 ° C in July.


Geography in Laos

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Mekong River – 70 m above sea level.

2. The country is 1.3 times smaller than Poland.

3. Laos borders with such countries as: Myanmar 235 km, Kombodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1,754 km, Vietnam 2,130 km.

4. The longest river is Mekong.

5. The highest peak is Phou Bia 2817 m above sea level.

6. In Laos there are 23780 km2 of agricultural land (10% of the country’s area).

7. Phongsali is the highest located city in the country.

8. 159860 km2 of the country is covered by forests (69.3%)

66. The nearest capital in a straight line from Vientiane is Hanoi (Vietnam) – 481 km.

67. The furthest capital in a straight line from Vientiane is Lima (Peru) – 19357 km.


Finance in Laos

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1. The minimum wage is 800,000 kip per month, in addition the employer is obliged to pay the employee 30,000 kip per meal per day (data from 2014).

2. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 24%, and for companies 24% (2018).

3. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

4. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.9%.

5. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 12,823,000,000 (PLN 54,882,440,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 16,850,000,000 (PLN 72,118,000,000).

6. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 44.5% of GDP, which is about: $ 5 706 235 000 (PLN 24 422 685 800),
2018 year was 50% GDP, i.e. around: $ 8 425,000,000 (PLN 36,059,000,000). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give around $ 1 239 (PLN 5 301).

7. At the beginning of 2015 , foreign debt was around: $ 9,552,000,000 .

8. This country has 2018 over year $1,016,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.01% of foreign exchange reserves of all countries of the world).

9. Laos has 900 kg of gold reserves (2018).


Law in Laos

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1. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

2. In addition to built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road ranges from 80 to 110 km / h, and on highways from 100 to 120 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 24%, and for companies 24% (2018).

5. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

6. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

7. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 163 days.

8. The last death penalty was carried out in 1989.


Education in Laos

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 5 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 89.

4. In this country there are 20.1% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 1,367,220 people).


Work in Laos

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1. The minimum wage is 800,000 kip per month, in addition the employer is obliged to pay the employee 30,000 kip per meal per day (data from 2014).

2. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 0.7% .

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 24%, and for companies 24% (2018).

4. In this country, the formalities related to the establishment of the company last 163 days.

5. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Laos

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1. The lowest situated place in the country is the Mekong River – 70 m above sea level.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is heart failure.

3. The longest river is Mekong.

4. The highest peak is Phou Bia 2817 m above sea level.

5. Phongsali is the highest located city in the country.

6. The lowest temperature: -3.3 °C was measured in Xiang Khoang Plat ..

7. The highest temperature: 42 °C was measured in Thakhek.


Army in Laos

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1. Laos occupies 116th place in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 30,000 professional and 100,000 > reservists.

3. Amount of equipment:
2018 year – 55 tanks, 185 > armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 27 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was assigned over 18 500 000 dollars.

5. The naval fleet consists of over 36 ships (2018).


Society in Laos

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1. In Laos, an average adult consumes about 7.3 liters of pure alcohol per year.

2. The most drinks are spirit – 64%, and beer – 36%.

3. In 2013, 908 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 19% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,295,000 people).

5. 63.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 89.

7. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.8 children.

8. In this country over 985 000 (2015) 2 439 106 (2018) people have access to the internet (about 38% of the population).

9. About 960,000 (2015) 2,200,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

10. The population density is 26 people / km2.

11. The main religion is Buddhism, 61%.

12. The average age of people living in this country is 22.3 years.

13. The country is around:
2,207,000 people (34.1%) in the age range 0-14 years.
4 018 000 people (62.08%) in the age range 15-64 years.
247 200 people (3.82%) over 65 years old.

14. In this country, about 157,000 children are born each year (2.4% of the population), and about 49 400 people die (0.8% of the population).

15. 12 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

16. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 36 cigarettes a month.

17. The average life expectancy in this country is 66.1 years (women – 67.3 years and men – 64.8 years).


Symbols of Laos

1. The national animal is an elephant.

2. Motto of the country – “Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity”.

3. The national anthem is one of four in the world whose words the woman wrote.


History of Laos

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1. Independence from France was obtained on October 22, 1953.

2. Motto of the country – “Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity”.

3. He joined the United Nations on December 14, 1955.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Laos?

The highest peak in Laos is Phou Bia (2819 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Laos?

The biggest river in Laos is Mekong.

answer: Marta


What Laos has national colors?

National colors: red, blue and white.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is an elephant.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Laos?

Laos borders with such countries as: Myanmar 235 km, Cambodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1 754 km, Vietnam 2 130 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 22.3 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 800,000 kip per month, in addition the employer is obliged to pay the employee 30,000 kip per meal per day (data from 2014).

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Laos?

The population density is 28 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

Motto of the country – “Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 42 ° C was measured in Thakhek.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -3.3 ° C was measured in Xiang Khoang Plat ..

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta