Laos Economy

Laos Economy

Subchapters: Basic data Public finances and the state budget Banking system Tax system Basic data Laos is one of the least developed countries. It has a very simple infrastructure – only a basic road network, limited telecommunications, electricity is reliably available only in the cities. Agriculture is still a very important sector employing over 70% […]

Laos Visa

Laos Visa, Embassy, Holidays and Shopping

VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Laos A visa for a trip to Laos can be obtained at the country’s embassy in the Russian Federation or upon arrival when crossing the border. Visa processing on arrival takes 20 – 30 minutes. The visa issued in this case is a single entry visa and is valid […]

History in Laos

History in Laos

The first settlements on the territory of the country appeared 10 thousand years ago. In the 3rd – 2nd millennium BC. down the Mekong, Austro-Asiatic tribes descended here. In subsequent centuries, the lands of Laos passed from the hands of some conquerors to the hands of others. In the IV and V centuries. they were […]

Laos History

Laos History

According to localcollegeexplorer, a reign of Laos is remembered in the 14th century; in the late 17th century. it was divided into the two kingdoms of Vientiane and Luang Prabang, the first later annexed to Siam (1827) and the second controlled by it. In 1893 Siam had to cede most of the territory of the […]

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Laos State Facts

  THE CAPITAL Vientiane STATE STRUCTURE Republic with a one-party system INTERNAL DIVISION Laos is divided into 16 provinces (Khwang), a metropolitan prefecture and a metropolitan municipality. The provinces are divided into 140 districts, which consist of 11,000 communes. SQUARE 236800 km² CLIMATE Subequatorial monsoon OFFICIAL LANGUAGE Lao (Lao), also in use Thai and French […]

Laos Economy

Laos State Overview

History In the 8th century, the migrations of the Lao people began from southern China, displacing the hill tribes. In 1353, the kingdom of Lan Xang was established by Fa Ngum. During the 18th century it was divided into three kingdoms: Luang Prabang, Vieng Chang, and Champassak. Burmese, Siamese, Vietnamese and Chinese invasions followed. In 1893, France established the protectorate over Vieng […]

Laos Travel Advice

Laos Travel Advice

General travel information for Laos Continent: Asia Geographical location: South Asia, Vietnamese peninsula Highest elevation: Phu Bia (2820 m above sea level) Longest river: Mekong (1898 km) Form of government: People’s Republic System of Government: Socialist one-party system Languages: Lao Neighboring countries: Vietnam, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia Capital: Vientiane Area: Approx. 240,000 km² Residents: Approx. […]