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

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Laos facts

1. Independence from France was obtained on October 22, 1953.
2. The population density is 26 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.3 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Buddhism, 61%.
5. The longest river is Mekong.
6. The full name of the country – Lao People’s Democratic Republic,
7. Political system – folk republic.
8. Motto of the country – “Peace, independence, democracy, unity and prosperity”.
9. The highest peak is Phou Bia 2817 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 22 °C, in July 28 °C.
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11. 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).

12. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 0.7% .

Author: Daria

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

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

17. The average IQ level is 89.

Author: EduKacJa

18. The national animal is an elephant.

Author: Kos

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

20. 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.

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

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

23. The country has over 1,439,000 motor vehicles registered (212 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

24. 19% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 1,295,000 people).

25. 63.3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

26. In this country there are over 39,568 km of paved roads (0.06% of all roads in the world).

27. In this country there are 41 airports, 8 with paved surface.

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

30. The national top-level domain is .la . There are over 35 700 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

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

Author: http

32. 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).

Author: Vinamra

33. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $12,823,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $16,850,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

34. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 44.5% GDP, or around: $5,706,235,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 50% GDP, or around: $8,425,000,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $1 239.

35. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $9,522,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

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

Author: VViki

37. 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).

Author: Reebeka

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

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

43. 10 women give birth to 28 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

45. 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.

46. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Klemens

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

Author: Setar

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

50. 12 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

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

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

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

Author: Statyk

54. The work week is 48 hours.

55. 159860 km2 of the country is covered by forests (69.3%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

59. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 55 tanks, 185 armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 27 helicopters.

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

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

Author: Wojak

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Vinamra

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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 is the largest lake in Laos?
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What is the national dish?
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What Laos has national colors?
National colors: red, blue and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is an elephant.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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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