Laos People’s Democratic Republic

Laos People’s Democratic Republic

Laos, landlocked country of northeast-central mainland Southeast Asia. It consists of an irregularly round portion in the north that narrows into a peninsula-like region stretching to the southeast. The capital is Vientiane (Lao: Viangchan), located on the Mekong River in the northern portion of the country.

Laos is an ethnically and linguistically diverse country. The official language of Laos is Lao, although various foreign languages have often been used by the elite. Laos People's Democratic Republic

The predominant religion of Laos is Theravada Buddhism. Buddhism was the state religion of the prerepublic kingdom of Laos, and the organization of the community of monks and novices, the clergy (sangha), paralleled the political hierarchy.

To find out more contact:

Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
1 Dalman Crescent
O’Malley ACT 2606
+61 2 6286 4595
http://www.laosembassy.net/

Source:
http://www.britannica.com/place/Laos

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