The official language is Lao; Hmong and the Lao kip is the currency of the Laos. The domain is .la and the country code is +856.
National day is celebrated on 2 Dec 1975. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Laos is no exception.
In Laos, Muay Lao is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Lao people. Lao Lao is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Laos. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Lao symbol.
The country was founded by Fa Ngum. The current president of Laos is Thongloun Sisoulith and Phankham Viphavanh is the Prime Minister.
In Laos the power plugs and sockets are of type A, B, C, E, F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.
The Lao national anthem was written by Sisana Sisane and composed by Thongdy Sounthonevichit.
|Official name(s)||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Alternative name(s)||Lao People's Democratic Republic (official, English) Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn (romanized Lao)|
|Regional location||Southeastern Asia, northeast of Thailand, west of Vietnam|
|Country name etymology||The word Laos was coined by the French, who united the three Lao kingdoms in French Indochina in 1893 and named the country as the plural of the dominant and most common ethnic group, the Lao people.|
|Climate||Tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)|
|Terrain||Mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus|
|National Day||2 Dec 1975|
|Ethnicity||Lao, Khmu, Hmong, Phouthai, Tai, & Makong|
|Head of government||Prime Minister|
|Driving side||Drive on the Right-hand side|
|Total area||237,955 km2 (91,875 sq mi)|
|Average elevation||710 m (2,329 ft)|
|Mains electricity||230 V|
|Emergency telephone numbers||Emergency Telephone Numbers|
The National animal of Laos is Indian Elephant
The National flower of Laos is Nosegay. Botanical name is Plumeria Alba.
The National bird of Laos is Siamese Fireback
Ten mouths speaking are not as good as seeing with one’s own eyes; ten eyes that see are not as good as what one has in one’s hand. Live with vultures, become a vulture; live with crows, become a crow. A person’s stripes are inside; those of a tiger are outside. When you have money, you can speak; When you have wood, you can build your home. If you must be a servant, serve the rich; if you must be a dog, let it be a temple dog. Although he who walks behind an elephant may feel very secure, he is likely to get splattered with elephant dung. One has to cross upstream, higher up, to come downstream properly. Learning means loving the country. Listen with one ear; be suspicious with the other. When you’ve heard it you must see it; when you’ve seen it make a judgement with your heart.