Laos officially known as Laos Democratic People's Republic is a landlocked Southeast Asian country. Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse are other major cities. Laos is governed as a single-party socialist republic. Laos's neighbors are; China, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. Area; 236,800 km2. The Capital; is Vientiane.
Cities of Laos
Laos Currency : Laos Mode
Laos Area: +856
Vientiane, Luang Prabang, Savannakhet and Pakse
90% of the people of Laos are engaged in agriculture and their agriculture is based on foodstuffs and especially rice. Most of the land suitable for agriculture is covered with rice fields. More than 50,000 tons of rice is produced. Since the rice produced is consumed by the producers, rice is imported for the urban population. Other than rice, corn, cotton, coffee, tobacco, hemp, spices and poppy are produced. The need for oil is provided by coconut in villages.
Livestock breeding in Laos is a sector with the possibility of development. Cattle are systematically grown in the south. Poultry and domestic elephant are also grown. Wild animal hunting is done in the mountains. Some of the inhabitants of Mekang River are fishing.
Laos is a country that has been open to trade since it declared its independence. Foreign trade relations are very limited. It only trade with neighboring countries, Japan and USA. Exports tin, cotton, leather, timber, cardamom, aselbent gum, wood lacquer and gray coffee. The tin constitutes half of its exports. It buys textile products, foodstuffs, tobacco, oil and machinery from the outside. 60% of their income creates foreign aid. Smuggling, especially from the poppy smuggling, provides an income of around $ 12 million
Laos is a country lagging behind the industry. Only handicrafts are available in the country and these are made by primitive methods. However, a small number of cigarettes, matches and sandals are manufactured. Nam-Ngum hydroelectric power plant and dam established in 1971 with foreign aid is insufficient for the country's electricity needs.
Products Exported by Laos
Electricity, Copper Ore, Refined Copper, Accessories, Publication and Gold.
Laos's Import Products
Refined Oil, Cars, Delivery Trucks, Small Iron Containers and Gold.
Countries Exported by Laos
Thailand, China, Vietnam, India and Japan.
Countries where Laos imports
Thailand, China, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.
Living Nations in Laos
Lao originals that make up half of Lao people are similar to the neighboring Thai people in terms of language and origin. The people in the plain of Mekong River, which are more developed and modern, differ in terms of both life and shape from the people of Tal origin who are in the north and constitute 15% of the population. About 10% of the population has the same roots as the Meo and Man peoples living in the southern part of China. They are not very similar to the people of Lao and Tai. The rest of the country is made up of various communities, and they speak of the Mont-khmer accent, a Cambodian dialect. The other people in Laos call them Kha (slave).
Languages spoken in Laos
Official language; Lao