Outline of Laos

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The location of Laos
An enlargeable map of the Lao People's Democratic Republic

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Laos:

Laoslandlocked sovereign country located in Southeast Asia.[1] Laos borders Burma (Myanmar) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Laos traces its history to the Kingdom of Lan Xang or Land of a Million Elephants, which existed from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. After a period as a French protectorate, it gained independence in 1949. A long civil war ended officially when the communist Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975 but the protesting between factions continued for several years.

Private enterprise has increased since the late 1990s when economic reforms including rapid business licensing were introduced. Laos is still ranked among the lowest countries in terms of economic and political freedom.[2] The economy of Laos grew at 7.2% in 2006, 35th fastest in the world. Eighty percent of the employed practice subsistence agriculture.[1] The country's ethnic make-up is diverse, with around 70% belonging to the largest ethnic group, the Lao.[1]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable relief map of Laos

Geography of Laos[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Laos

Geography of Laos

 Vietnam 2,130 km
 Thailand 1,754 km
 Cambodia 541 km
 China 423 km
 Myanmar 235 km
  • Coastline: none

Environment of Laos[edit]

An enlargeable false color satellite image of Laos

Natural geographic features of Laos[edit]

Regions of Laos[edit]

Ecoregions of Laos[edit]

List of ecoregions in Laos

Administrative divisions of Laos[edit]

Administrative divisions of Laos

Provinces of Laos[edit]

Provinces of Laos

Districts of Laos[edit]

Districts of Laos

Municipalities of Laos[edit]

Demography of Laos[edit]

Demographics of Laos

Government and politics of Laos[edit]

Politics of Laos

Branches of the government of Laos[edit]

Government of Laos

Executive branch of the government of Laos[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Laos[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Laos[edit]

Court system of Laos

Foreign relations of Laos[edit]

Foreign relations of Laos

International organization membership[edit]

The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Laos[edit]

Law of Laos

Military of Laos[edit]

Military of Laos

Local government in Laos[edit]

History of Laos[edit]

History of Laos

Culture of Laos[edit]

Culture of Laos

Art in Laos[edit]

Sports in Laos[edit]

Sports in Laos

Economy and infrastructure of Laos[edit]

Economy of Laos

Education in Laos[edit]

Education in Laos

Health in Laos[edit]

Health in Laos

See also[edit]

Laos

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Laos". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. July 2, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2009. 
  2. ^ Heritage Foundation Archived 2007-08-05 at the Wayback Machine.

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