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LAO People''s Democratic Republic : LAOS (Vientiane)  Boungnang Vorachith
Royal Lao Government in Exile : Monarchy of LAOS : ROYAL-LAOS (Paris + Gresham)  Crown Prince Soulivong Savang

Alternate Entities with similar names

LAO People''s Democratic Republic

LAO People''s Democratic Republic

Flag or logo since 1975-12-02
Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon LAO : ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ / ປະຊາຊົນລາວ (lo)
Emblem or Symbol

Boungnang Vorachith
(ruler of LAOS since 2016-01-22)
Official languages:()
Official religions:()


LAOS LAO People''s Democratic Republic  (Vientiane)

18 Metropolitan Divisions:

ATTOPU ATTOPU Province  (Attopu)Local: Khoueng ATTAPU : ແຂວງ ອັດຕະປື (lo)  (Muang Samakhisai)
BOKEO BOKEO Province  (Huaysai)Local: Khoueng BOKEO : ແຂວງ ບໍ່ແກ້ວ (lo)  (Ban Houayxay)
BORIKHAMZAY BORIKHAMZAY Province  (Paksan)Local: Khoueng BOLIKHAMXAI : ແຂວງ ບໍລິຄໍາໄຊ (lo)  (Muang Pakxan)
CHAMPASACK CHAMPASACK Province  (Pakse)Local: Khoueng CÀMPÀːSÁK : ແຂວງ ຈໍາປາສັກ (lo)  (Pakxé)
HUAPHAN HUAPHAN Province  (Samneua)Local: Khoueng HOUAPHANH : ແຂວງ ຫົວພັນ (lo)  (Sam Neua)
KHAMMUAN KHAMMUAN Province  (Muang Khammuan)Local: Khoueng KHAMMOUAN : ແຂວງ ຄໍາມ່ວນ (lo)  (Muang Khammouan)
LUANG NAMTHA LUANG NAMTHA Province  (Luang Namtha)Local: Khoueng LOUANG NAMTHA : ແຂວງ ຫລວງນໍ້າທາ (lo)  (Louang Namtha)
LUANG PHRABANG LUANG PHRABANG Province  (Luangphrabang)Local: Khoueng LUANG PHRABANG : ແຂວງ ຫລວງພະບາງ (lo)  (Luang Phra Bang)
OUDOMSAY OUDOMSAY Province  (Muang Say)Local: Khoueng OUDÔMXAI : ແຂວງ ອຸດົມໄຊ (lo)  (Muang Xay)
PHONGSALY PHONGSALY Province  (Phongsaly)Local: Khoueng PHÔNGSALI : ແຂວງຜົ້ງສາລີ (lo)  (Phôngsali)
SARAVAN SARAVAN Province  (Saravan)Local: Khoueng SALAVAN : ແຂວງ ສາລະວັນ (lo)  (Salavan)
SAVANNAKHET SAVANNAKHET Province  (Kaysone Phomvihane City)Local: Khoueng SAVANNAKHÉT : ແຂວງ ສະຫວັນນະເຂດ (lo)  (Muang Kaysone Phomvihane)
SAYABURY SAYABURY Province  (Sayabury)Local: Khoueng SAINYABULI : ແຂວງໄຊຍະບູລີ (lo)  (Sainyabuli)
SAYSOMBUN SAYSOMBUN Province  (Anouvong)Local: Khoueng XAISÔMBOUN : ແຂວງ ໄຊສົມບູນ (lo)  (Anouvong)
SEKONG SEKONG Province  (Muang Laman)Local: Khoueng XÉKONG : ແຂວງ ເຊກອງ (lo)  (Muang Lamam)
VIENTIANE RURAL VIENTIANE Province  (Phonhong)Local: Khoueng VIENGCHAN : ແຂວງວຽງຈັນ (lo)  (Muang Phôn-Hông)
VIENTIANE URBAN VIENTIANE Prefecture  (Vientiane)Local: Kampheng Nakhônlouang VIENGCHAN : ນະຄອນຫຼວງວຽງຈັນ (lo)  (Viangchan)
XIENGKHWANG XIENGKHWANG Province  (Phonsavan)Local: Khoueng XIANGKHOUANG : ແຂວງ ຊຽງຂວາງ (lo)  (Phônsavan)

2 Condominiums, co-administered or disputed territories in Asia:

GOLDEN TRIANGLE Leased GOLDEN TRIANGLE Special Economic Zone  (Boten)Local: JĪNSĀNJIǍO Jīngjì Tèqū : 金三角经济特区 (zh) + SAMLIAMTHONG Khedsedthakid Phised : ສາມຫລ່ຽມທອງເຂດເສດຖະກິດພິເສດ (lo)  (Boten)
HMONG STATE HMONG CHAOFAH Federated State in the World Congress of Hmong People  (Phou Bia)Local: HMOOB CAUB FAB Xeev : ภาษาม้ง ເຈົ້າຟ້າ (mww) + SONPHEOALAUASUNG Ongkanchadtang Khong Phakhenuokhong Spplav : ຊົນເຜົ່າລາວສູງອົງການຈັດຕັ້ງຂອງພາກເຫນືອຂອງສປປລາວ (lo)  (Phou Bia)

65 Organizations (or Groupings) of membership (selective)

ASEAN Association of South-East Asian Nations : ASEAN  (Jakarta)
ASIA Asia Cooperation Dialogue : ACD  (Islamabad)
ASIA-EUROPE Asia-Europe Meeting : ASEM  (Ulan-Bator + Singapore)
ASIAN BANK Asian Development Bank : ADB  (Mandaluyong City)
ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank : AIIB  (Beijing)
BANGKOK TREATY Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty : SEANWFZ  (Bangkok)
CHEMICAL WEAPONS PROHIBITION Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons : OPCW  (The Hague)
COLOMBO PLAN Colombo Plan for Co-operative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific : CESDAP  (Colombo)
COMMON FUND Common Fund for Commodities : CFC  (Geneva)
CUSTOMS World Customs Organization : WCO  (Brussels)
EAST ASIA EAST ASIA Summit  (Denpasar)
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations : FAO Specialized Agency  (Rome)
FRANCOPHONIE International Organization of The Francophonie : OIF  (Paris)
GLOBAL FUND The Global Fund to Fight Aids Tuberculosis and Malaria : GFATM  (Vernier-Geneva)
GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN Coalition of Developing Countries : GROUP OF SEVENTY-SEVEN  (New York City)
HAGUE CONVENTION Permanent Court of Arbitration : PCA  (The Hague)
HUMANITARIAN LAW International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission : IHFFC  (Berne)
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency : IAEA Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development : IBRD  (Washington-District of Columbia)
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization : ICAO Specialized Agency  (Montreal)
ICJ International Court of Justice : ICJ  (The Hague)
IFAD International Fund for Agricultural Development : IFAD Specialized Agency  (Rome)
ILO International Labour Organization : ILO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
IMF International Monetary Fund : IMF Specialized Agency  (Washington-District of Columbia)
INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION Inter-Parliamentary Union : IPU  (Grand Saconnex)
INTERPOL International Criminal Police Organization : ICPO  (Lyons)
INTERSPUTNIK International Organization of Space Communications INTERSPUTNIK  (Moscow)
ITU International Telecommunication Union : ITU Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
MEKONG Mekong River Commission for sustainable development : MRC  (Phnom Penh + Vientiane)
MEKONG-GANGA Mekong-Ganga Cooperation : MGC  (Cebu City)
NATURE CONSERVATION International Union for Conservation of Nature : IUCN  (Gland)
NON-ALIGNED Non-Aligned Movement : NAM - Advancing South South Cooperation  (Jakarta + New York City)
NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty : NPT  (New York City)
NUCLEAR TEST BAN Provisional Secretariat of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization : CTBTO  (Vienna)
OHCHR Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : OHCHR Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
OLYMPIC GAMES International Olympic Committee : IOC  (Lausanne)
RED CROSS International Committee of the Red Cross : ICRC  (Geneva)
RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies : IFRCS  (Geneva)
SEABED Secretariat of the International Seabed Authority : ISA  (Kingston)
SOUTHEAST ASIA Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization : SEAMEO  (Bangkok)
SOUTHEAST ASIAN FISHERIES Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center : SEAFDEC  (Bangkok)
STANDARDIZATION International Organization for Standardization : ISO  (Geneva)
TRIBUNAL OF THE SEA International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea : ITLOS  (Hamburg)
UN-HABITAT United Nations Human Settlements Programme : UN-HABITAT Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development : UNCTAD  (Geneva)
UNDP United Nations Development Programme : UNDP Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNEP United Nations Environmental Programme : UNEP Specialized Agency  (Nairobi)
UNESCO United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization : UNESCO Specialized Agency  (Paris)
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change : UNFCCC  (New York City)
UNHCR United Nations High Commission for Refugees : UNHCR Agency  (Geneva)
UNICEF United Nations International Children''s Emergency Fund : UNICEF Specialized Agency  (New York City)
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization : UNIDO Specialized Agency  (Vienna)
UNITED NATIONS United Nations Organization : UNO  (New York City)
UNODC United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime : UNODC Agency  (Vienna)
UNOOSA Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies : OUTER SPACE Treaty  (Vienna)
UNWTO World Tourism Organization : UNWTO Specialized Agency  (Madrid)
UPEACE University for Peace : UPEACE  (Ciudad Colon)
UPU Universal Postal Union : UPU Specialized Agency  (Berne)
WFP World Food Programme : WFP  (Rome)
WHALING International Whaling Commission : IWC  (Impington)
WHO World Health Organization : WHO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization : WIPO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WMO World Meteorological Organization : WMO Specialized Agency  (Geneva)
WORLD TRADE World Trade Organization : WTO  (Geneva)

Other Current States within the 2018's internationaly recognized Country boundaries (listed below in grey, it may contain errors)

HMONG STATE HMONG CHAOFAH Federated State in the World Congress of Hmong People  (Phou Bia)

Other Current Territories within the 2018's internationaly recognized Country boundaries (listed below in grey, it may contain errors)

GOLDEN TRIANGLE Leased GOLDEN TRIANGLE Special Economic Zone  (Boten)


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   * Heraldry of the World, maintained by Ralf Hartemink (NL): coat of arms.
   * Rulers.org, thanks to Benjamin Schemmel (DE): photos of rulers.
   * World Paper Money, ed. Krause (US): historical currencies.
   * World History at KMLA, maintained by Alexander Ganse (DE): historical maps.
   * Centennia Historical Atlas Software, ed. Centennia (US): for Europe, North Africa and Middle East.
   * L'aménagement linguistique dans le monde, maintained by Jacques Leclerc (CA): linguistical politics by country.
   * Population Statistics, maintained by Jan Lahmeyer (NL): historical evolution of the population.
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   * Google Books, online library.
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