Overview - Laos

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Capital:Vientiane
Area:236,800 km²
Population:6,368,481 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Lao (official), French, English, others.
Religion(s):Buddhist - 60%, animist and others - 40%.
Ethnic Group(s):Lao Loum (lowland) - 68%, Lao Theung (upland) - 22%, Lao Soung (including the Hmong and Yao) - 9%, ethnic Vietnamese/Chinese - 1%.