Name Laos (Cost of living)
Country ISO codes LA / LAO
Continent Asia
Continent code AS
Capital Vientiane
Area 2308
DD coordinates 18.206296 / 103.889022
DMS coordinates 18°12'22.67" N / 103°53'20.48" E
UTM coordinates 48Q 382520.50943651 2013365.4666892
Total cities 336
Flag of Laos

Laos on map

Laos is a part of the Asia continent. It's geographical location is subject to the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) standardization, which, for Laos, is LA.

It's territory covers an area of 2308 square kilometers. The country’s administration comes from Vientiane, the capital city of Laos. On nationwide level, Lao, Laotian is declared to be the official language(es) of the country.

On its territory, there are multiple nationalities and ethnic groups represented, such as Lao, Laotian. Highways and other transport links are characterized by a rather right-side road traffic. Traveling by car, people can drive 39586 km of roadways. Laos merchant ships, tankers, and other types of maritime transport have access to 4600 km of waterways.

Regular telecommunication operations are performed with the use of 856 prefix. Citizens and residents of the country use LAK as the main currency to purchase goods and pay for services. Most people in Laos live according to the Asia/Vientiane time zone, which is also the one used in Vientiane.

More about Laos

Official languages Lao, Laotian
Nationalities Lao, Laotian
Road traffic Right
Domain zone .la
Phone codes 856
Currencies LAK
Life expectancy males Ø 65,8 years
Life expectancy females Ø 69,4 years
Birthrate 23,5 ‰
Deathrate 6,4 ‰
Males/Females 50,2%/49,8%


GDP 2,02 bn $
Exportations 6216,1 M $
Importations 7318,2 M $
Tourism receipts 974,00 M $
Unemployment rate 1,0%
Inflation rate 3,32%
Corruption index 29 (very bad)
Energy consumption 5,5 bn kWh

Land use

0% Urban areas 1019 km²
10% Agricultural areas 24296 km²
81% Forest 192495 km²
0% Water areas 6000 km²
8% Others 18991 km²


Roadways 39586 km
Waterways 4600 km
Commercial harbors 1
Airports 16

Laos cities by first letter

Filter by starting letters of the city (cities - 336):

ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
PER Flag of Peru Peru South America Lima 19006 km
BOL Flag of Bolivia Bolivia South America Sucre 18664 km
ECU Flag of Ecuador Ecuador South America Quito 18177 km
PRY Flag of Paraguay Paraguay South America Asuncion 18091 km
CHL Flag of Chile Chile South America Santiago 17896 km
BRA Flag of Brazil Brazil South America Brasilia 17529 km
COL Flag of Colombia Colombia South America Bogota 17509 km
ARG Flag of Argentina Argentina South America Buenos Aires 17461 km
URY Flag of Uruguay Uruguay South America Montevideo 17434 km
VEN Flag of Venezuela Venezuela South America Caracas 17315 km
ISO 2 Flag Name Continent Capital Distance
VNM Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Asia Hanoi 327 km
THA Flag of Thailand Thailand Asia Bangkok 629 km
KHM Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Asia Phnom Penh 701 km
MMR Flag of Myanmar [Burma] Myanmar [Burma] Asia Naypyidaw 767 km
MAC Flag of Macao Macao Asia - 1101 km
HKG Flag of Hong Kong Hong Kong Asia - 1166 km
BGD Flag of Bangladesh Bangladesh Asia Dhaka 1532 km
MYS Flag of Malaysia Malaysia Asia Kuala Lumpur 1684 km
BTN Flag of Bhutan Bhutan Asia - 1723 km
TWN Flag of Taiwan Taiwan Asia Taipei 1875 km

There are many ways to find how far is Laos (LA) from other places on map, North pole, Equator or South pole, there are 2 common methods - the distance calculated in kilometers and miles by Haversine formula.

From Laos to Haversine
North pole 7983 km 4960 mil
Equator 11473 km 7129 mil
South pole 12032 km 7476 mil
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People also ask - FAQ

The most longest distances between Laos and Peru is 19006 kilometers or 11810 miles.
The most smallest distances between Laos and Vietnam is 327 kilometers or 203 miles.
We found information about 336 cities.
The capital of LA is Vientiane with population in 2021 over 760000 people.
The area of Laos (LA) is 2308 square kilometers.
Yes, Laos is part of the continent of Asia.
Official name of LA is The Lao People's Democratic Republic.
Laos has approximately 16 airports.