Laos Internet usage,
broadband and telecommunications reports
Internet Usage Statistics:
1,400,000 Internet users as of June, 2016
19.9% penetration, per ITU.
Laos - officially the Lao People’s Democratic
Republic, is a landlocked communist state in southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar
(Burma) 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 when the communist Pathet Lao
came to power in 1975.
Private enterprise has increased since the mid-1980s. Laos has been ranked
among the lowest countries in terms of economic and political freedom. Despite
this, the economy of Laos grew at 7.2% in 2006, 35th fastest in the world.
Eighty percent of those employed practice subsistence agriculture. Lao’s
ethnic make-up is extremely diverse, with only around 70% belonging to the
largest ethnic group, the Lao. Latest Population
population for 2016, according toU.S. Census Bureau. Latest GDP
Estimate: GDP per
capita was US$1,600 for 2015, estimated.
Laos Land Size
(Area): Laos has
236,800 sq km - Population Density is 30 persons per sq km.