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Bodies of Water:
236,800 km2 (97.5% land, 2.5% water)
0 km (Landlocked)
Mostly rugged and mountainous
Phu Bia (2,817 m)
Mekong Rvier (70 m)
Head of State:
President Bounnhang Vorachith
Head of Government:
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith
1 Capital city
19 July 1949 (from France)
Pheng Xat Lao
GDP Per Capita
$1 (USD) = ₭ (Kip)8,518.60
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Lao people practice the Buddhist concept of muan, which emphasizes that actions should not be taken too quickly or too seriously, aiming to keep people content and free of unnecessary worry.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/la.html (Majority of information)
http://www.lsb.gov.la/PDF/PHC-ENG-FNAL-WEB.pdf (Ethnic, religious, and city population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 11 November 2016