Vientiane is one of the most populated cities in Laos, and at the same time, this city is the capital of this country as well. Located in Asia, you may find the city easily with the following GPS coordinates: 17.58N latitude / 102.36E longitude. For routing in Vientiane, please check the free driving directions Vientiane service below.
When you visit Laos, be prepared that the official spoken language(s) is Lao, and the officially used currency is Lao kip (LAK), since 1954.
Vientiane, the capital city, has numerous population; 194 200 counted together with the city’s metropolitan areas. While Vientiane counts around the inhabitants mentioned earlier, the mother country, Laos, bears 6 961 210 sum citizens spreading on its 91 428,95 sq mi / 236 800 km2 territory.
The form of the ruling government in Laos is Communist republic, and interestingly note that the people here share the motto: Peace, independence, democracy, unity, and prosperity, while salute for the national anthem called: Pheng Xat Lao (Lao National Anthem).
Google maps Vientiane, and the satellite map of the city is a free and useful dynamic tool to discover the capital of Laos and the neighboring countries like Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.
Please have a look at the information page of this country for a wide range of information such as economic data, population, geographical knowledge, additional Laos Google maps, satellite imagery, etc.
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Short geographic information for Laos
A landlocked nation in the southeast Asia occupying the northwest portion of the Indochinese peninsula, Laos is surrounded by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Burma. It is twice the size of Pennsylvania. Laos is a mountainous country, especially in the north, where peaks rise above 9,000 ft (2,800 m). Dense forests cover the northern and eastern areas.
The Mekong River, which forms the boundary with Burma and Thailand, flows through the country for 932 mi (1,500 km) of its course.