Laos

Capital: Vientiane; GDP growth (annual %) 2016: 7.0%
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Key Facts
Full name: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Population: 6.4 million (UN, 2010)
Area: 236,800 sq km (91,400 sq miles)
Major languages: Lao, French (for diplomatic purposes)
Major religion: Buddhism
Life expectancy: 66 years (men), 69 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 new kip = 100 ath
Main exports:
Clothing, timber products, coffee, gold, copper, electricity
GNI per capita: US $1,040 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .la
International dialling code: +856
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