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Luang Prabang, Laos - Photo by Mat Honan - CC-BY

 

Population 2007............................. ..........................................6,521,998
GDP per capita 2006 (Purchasing PowerParity, US$)..................2,100
GDP 2006 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................ 13.43.2
Unemployment...........................................................................2.4%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 3.3
Labor force (%) ....... 3.7
 

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Resources and links about Laos

Vientiane - Photo by chenines - CC-BY

Total Area....................................................................................239 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) .................................. 91
Life expectancy at birth (years)....................................................... 73
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)............................................9
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ............................... 7
Access to safe water (% of population) ...................................... 100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ..............................................14

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Background Note: Laos __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2770.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Laos __ A detailed look at Laos including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/la.html 

Colleges and Universities - Laos __ List (1) of schools including direct contact links. - From Robert-Jan Bulter - http://www.bulter.nl/universities/la.html
 
Country Profile: Laos __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Laos is one of the few remaining communist states in the world. Since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Laos has struggled to find its position within a rapidly changing political landscape." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1154621.stm

Economy of Laos __ Laos is a landlocked country with an inadequate infrastructure and a largely unskilled work force. The country's per capita income in 2004 was estimated to be $1,900 on a purchasing power parity-basis." An encyclopedic article about the Lao economy along with links to related resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Laos 

Ethnologue report for Laos __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Laos. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Laos


 
Laoembassy to USA __ You will find a good overview of the country, foreign policy information, news and more. - illustrated - From embassy of Laos - http://www.laoembassy.com/

Laos __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/laos/

Laos __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress -http://www.loc.gov/law/help/guide/nations/laos.php  

Laos __ "Laos is the least developed and most enigmatic of the three former French Indochinese states. A ruinous sequence of colonial domination, internecine conflict and dogmatic socialism finally brought the country to its knees in the 1970s, and almost ten per cent of the population left." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/south_east_asia/laos/

Laos __ A good overview of Laos, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107702.html

Laos Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=137&countryName=Laos

Laos: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/bllaos.htm

laos map and map of laos information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/la.htm 



Laos National Tourism Authority __ Official guide to sites, lodging, shopping and services plus more. - illustrated - From ETC Asia Co, Ltd. - http://www.visit-laos.com/

Laos Photos __ You will find click-to-enlarge galleries of photos of Laos. Pictures of Laos. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Asia/Laos/

Laos pictures, Laos images __ You will find a collection of click-to-view galleries of photos of Laos. -From infohub.com - http://www.infohub.com/pictures/images_laos_85.html 

Laos Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the Laos video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/laos/

Maps Of Laos __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Laos.html   

Timeline: Laos __ Timeline of important dates in Laotian history beginning late 19th century. - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/country_profiles/1154670.stm
 

 

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