Special Notice

February 2019

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Xaisomboun province.

Introduction

Summary

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a landlocked independent state in southeast Asia.

Cities

Capital: Vientiane

Population

6.9 million

International Country Code

LA

Language(s)

Lao, French, English and various ethnic languages.

Weights and Measures

Metric

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 856

Time

7 hours ahead of GMT.

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