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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 Estimate:
7,019,073 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.

Weather in Laos: Weather in Laos.

Travel to Laos: Tourism in Laos.

Internet Usage and Population Statistics:




% Pen.

GDP p.c.*

Usage Source











US$ 591






US$ 877






US$ 964






US$ 1,600


Note: Per Capita GDP in US dollars, source: International Monetary Fund.

Laos Statistics
Lao Statistics Bureau

Search Engines and Directories:
Laos Search Engines

Laos Open Directory


Laos Profile

Laos in the Wikipedia
Laos history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.

Laos in the CIA World Factbook
Laos information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.

BBC Laos Profile
Up to date resume about Laos leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.

Laos Trade Portal
The Laos Trade Portal, with useful links.

Laos Information Page
US State Department Laos portal, with useful information.

Laos Newspapers Page
Laos Newspapers, links.

Laos Telecommunications and Broadband Reports

Laos Telecoms, Mobile, Broadband and Digital Media, Statistics and Analysis The telecom sector in Laos still has numerous issues to address. The rate of regulatory reform continues to be well behind wider industry development, even allowing for the country being a developing economy. The delays in reform have the potential to derail the good progress already made if the process is not speeded up. See summary and table of contents

Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Laos

August 2016 Review

There is a wide disparity in telecommunications development in the Asian region. In Laos, e-commerce and broadband are still not developed.

Click on this link to see more Asia Telecommunications Reports. New statistics, figures, overviews and updates become available all the time.

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