Organizations / Laos
- Country name : Laos
- Official name : Lao People's Democratic Republic
- System of government : Communist state.
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- Area : 236,800 km².
- Capital : Vientiane
- Border countries : bounded on the north by China, on the east by Vietnam, on the south by Cambodia, and on the west and northwest by Thailand and Myanmar
- Population : 5,9 millions (2003)
- Language(s) : Lao (official), French, English
- Religions : Buddhist (85 %), animist and other (15 %)