Lao People’s Democratic Republic

National Day : 2 December 1975 (Foundation day of Lao PDR)

General Information

The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is located in the centre of Indochina, sharing borders with China to the North, Cambodia to the South, Vietnam to the East, Thailand to the West and Myanmar to Northwest.

Seventy percent of its total land area comprises mountain and plateau area. The mighty Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world, flows along the borders with Thailand. The river flows through nearly 1,900 kilometres of Lao territory and has always been a lifeline for the country in terms of fish supplies, transportation routes and agriculture.

Fact and Figure

Capital City Vientiane Capital
Official Language Lao
Area 236,800 km2
Population Estimate 6.8 Million (2014)
Currency Lao Kip (LAK)
Legislature National Assembly

ACD Events

  • ACD Seminar on Sustainable Hydropower Development and Regional Power Exchange of Lao PDR in Vientiane, Lao PDR on 2-3 April 2014.

  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic

  • Emblem of Laos
  • Head of State

    Choummaly SAYASONE

  • Head of Government

    Prime Minister
    Thongsing THAMMAVONG

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Deputy-Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affaris Dr. Thongloun SISOULITH

  • Contact of ACD Mission

    Department of Economic Affairs, MOFA
    23 Singha Road, 01004
    Vientiane, Lao PDR
    Tel : +85621414027
    Fax : +85621415932
    Email :