Where is Laos?

Laos is located in the Southeastern Asia region at latitude 19.85627 and longitude 102.495496 and is part of the Asian continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 19° 51' 22.57'' N
  • 102° 29' 43.79'' E

You can see the location of Laos on the world map below:

Laos Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Laos (LA) are:

  1. China (CN)
  2. Cambodia (KH)
  3. Myanmar (MM)
  4. Thailand (TH)
  5. Vietnam (VN)

Laos is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) Related Content

Laos Key Facts

CountryLao People's Democratic Republic (the)
CoordinatesLatitude: 19.85627
Longitude: 102.495496
Country CodesAlpha 2: LA
Alpha 3: LAO
Country Flag Emoji🇱🇦
Int. Phone Prefix+856
Capital cityVientiane
Continent
Subcontinent
Asia
Southeastern Asia
Country Area236,800 sq km
Population 20217,379,358
World Rank: 102
Median Age23.8
Life expectancy68.1
Major languagesLao
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+07:00
Internet TLD.la
Biggest AirportWattay International Airport (Vientiane)
Average temperature22.50 °C
72.50 °F
Administrative Divisions1 prefecture 17 provinces
Political systemOne-party communist state

Laos Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLower middle income
World Bank RegionEast Asia & Pacific
CurrencyKip (LAK)
GDP in 2020$19 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 112
GDP per capita in 2020$2,609
World Rank: 138
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, South Korea
Top 5 Export CountriesChina, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, South Korea

Biggest Cities in Laos

Here are the largest cities in Laos based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Vientiane 948,487
Savannakhet 124,000
Pakxe 119,848
Thakhek 70,000
Louangphabang 53,792
Xam Nua 38,992
Phonsavan 37,507
Attapu 19,200
Ban Houayxay 17,687
Xaignabouli 16,200

Map of Laos with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southeastern Asia Region