Laos is located in Southeast Asia and has a population of 6.8 million people.
The nation is a unitary Marxist–Leninist one-party state.
The official language of Laos is Lao. Spoken languages include Hmong and Khmu.
Most citizens follow Buddhism, but around 30% of the population remains unspecified or practice other faiths.
The currency of Laos is the kip.