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Information about Laos
The information comes from the publication CIA The World Factbook.
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Country Laos is situated in a location / continent East Asia. Laos has an area of 236 800 km2 and 6 586 266 residents. The highest point has a height 2 817 above sea level. and it is called Phou Bia. The lowest point is located at the level of 70 above sea level and it is named Mekong River. System of government is Communist state and the date of independence July 19, 1949. The capital city is Vientiane (Viangchan). Laos has the international abbreviation LA.
Laos - economy
Total gross domestic product (GDP) is 17 660 000 000 $. Total gross domestic product per capita in purchasing power parity is 2 700 $. GDP grows by 8.30 % a year. Inflation (consumer price index) is equal to 7.60 % a year. Laos have 3 690 000 working-age population (from a total population 6 586 266 people). Unemployment is at 2.50 %. Laos issued 6.50 % GDP to healt care and 0,50 % GDP to army. The total amount of foreign debt is 5 953 000 000 USD.
Laos - demography
As suggested above, Laos has 6 586 266 people. Population growth is in the amount 1.66 % per year. Number of children born per 1000 population per year is 25.68.Every mother has average 3.06 children. The infant mortality rate is 57.77 and maternal mortality 470.00 deaths per 100,000 births. Average estimated life expectancy makes 62.77 years. Mortality is 7.99 people per 1000 population per year.
Laos - transport and telecommunications
Laos has 39 568 km of roads and 42 airports. The total length of waterways (navigable rivers, canals, etc.) is 4 600 km.
Number of active mobile phones (sim card) in the country Laos is 5 481 000. Number of active fixed telephone lines is 107 600. Laos has 300 000 internet users, who have the available 1 526 Internet connections. Laos has been assigned a domain first Choose range .la.
Laos - energetics
Laos consumes a year 2 230 000 000 kWh of electricity. Annual electricity production is 1 553 000 000 kWh in power plants with a total installed electrical capacity 1 855 000 kW. Laos exports 341 000 000 kWh and imports 999 000 000 kWh of electricity per year Energy mix of power generation is as follows: fossil fuels: 2.7 %, nuclear energy: 0 %, renewable: 0.0 %, hydropower: 97.3 %.
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