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  Laos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (also known as Burma) and the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.
The usual adjectival form is "Lao" (as in 'the Lao economy'), not 'Laotian', although the latter is commonly used to describe the people of Laos (to avoid confusion with the Lao ethnic group).
Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia and the thickly forested landscape consists mostly of rugged mountains, the highest of which is Phou Bia at 9,242 feet (2,817 m), with some plains and plateaus.
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 Economy of Laos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Laos is a landlocked country with an inadequate infrastructure and a largely unskilled work force.
Agriculture, mostly subsistence rice farming, dominates the economy, employing an estimated 85% of the population and producing 51% of GDP.
However, the Asian financial crisis, coupled with the Lao Government's own mismanagement of the economy, resulted in spiraling inflation and a steep depreciation of the kip, which lost 87% of its value from June 1997 to June 1999.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Economy_of_Laos   (738 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (commonly known in the West as Burma) and the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.
The early history of Laos was dominated by the wider Nanzhao kingdom, which was succeeded in the 14th century by the local kingdom of Lan Xang that lasted until its decline in the 18th century, after which Thailand assumed control of the separate principalities that remained.
Laos is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia and the thickly forested landscape consists mostly of rugged mountains, the highest of which is Phou Bia at 2,817 m, with some plains and plateaus.
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 Economy of Laos
Agriculture, mostly subsistence rice farming, dominates the economy, employing an estimated 85% of the population and producing 53% of GDP.
The economy continues to be dominated by an unproductive agricultural sector operating largely outside the money economy and the public sector continues to play a dominant role.
The economy will continue to benefit from aid by the IMF and other international sources and from new foreign investment in food processing and mining.
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 Wikinfo | Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Lao People's Democratic Republic is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, bordered by Myanmar (commonly known in the west as Burma) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west.
It is also a romanised form of the word Laos in the Lao language (ລາວ), the Thai language (ลาว), and probably other Tai languages.
Laos' early history was dominated by the wider Nan-chao kingdom, which was succeded in the 14th century by the local kingdom of Lan Xang that lasted until its decline in the 18th century, after which Thailand assumed control of the separate principalities that remained.
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 Access International Domains
Laos is a land-locked country in Southeast Asia and is bordered by China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar (Burma).
Lao is the official language of the republic although various ethnic languages as well as French and English are widely spoken.
Laos relies heavily on trade with Thailand and the republic was severely affected by the Southeast Asian financial crisis in 1997.
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 Laos (10/05)
Laos' population was estimated at 5.7 million in 2004, dispersed unevenly across the country.
Laos traces its first recorded history and its origins as a unified state to the emergence of the Kingdom of Lan Xang (literally, "million elephants") in 1353.
Laos was not granted full sovereignty until the French defeat by the Vietnamese and the subsequent Geneva peace conference in 1954.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2770.htm   (3039 words)

  
 Economy of Laos
Because Laos depends heavily on its trade with Thailand, it was damaged by the regional financial crisis beginning in 1997.
Laos' foreign exchange problems peaked in September 1999 when the kip fell from 3,500 kip to the dollar to 9,000 kip to the dollar in a matter of weeks.
For the foreseeable future the economy will continue to depend on aid from the IMF and other international sources; Japan is currently the largest bilateral aid donor; aid from the former USSR/Eastern Europe has been cut sharply.
www.traveljournals.net /explore/laos/economy.html   (323 words)

  
 The Economy of Laos
Laos is one of the world's poorest countries.
Laos has a number of mineral resources, including coal, iron, copper, lead, gold, tin, gypsum, and precious stones.
Much of the deforestation in the country has been blamed on logging operations and on the cutting of wood for fuel, which are believed to have caused the erosion of hillsides and the silting of rivers that has heightened the severity of droughts and floods.
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 Laos Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, ...
Because Laos depends heavily on its trade with Thailand, it fell victim to the financial crisis in the region beginning in 1997.
Laos is a landlocked country with a primitive infrastructure.
In non-drought years, Laos is self-sufficient overall in food, but each year flood, pests, and localized drought cause shortages in various parts of the country.
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 Laos: Economy
Laos is one of the world's poorest nations.
Laos also has a massive hydroelectric potential and, despite a relative lack of development, electricity is a prime export.
In an attempt to expand the nation's economy, a foreign investment law was passed in 1989; the statute was further liberalized in 1994.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/world/A0859185.html   (214 words)

  
 Laos - The Economy
IN THE EARLY 1990s, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR, or Laos) was among the ten poorest countries in the world, according to a World Bank ranking, with a per capita gross national product (GNP) in 1991 of just US$200.
Through the improvement of transportation and communications systems, encouragement of the private sector, and development of the agroforestry industrial processing sector, it was hoped that nonfood imports could be reduced and exports increased, thus improving the balance of payments.
Although Laos showed an overall balance of payments surplus in 1985 and 1986, the current account deficit had been increasing, and during those years exports financed less than 30 percent of imports.
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 Economy Of Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
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 Laos Economy
The country's per capita income in 2002 was estimated to be $320.
In 2001, the country's foreign debt was estimated at $2.5 billion.
These reforms led to economic growth and increased availability of goods throughout most of the 1990s.
www.traveldocs.com /la/economy.htm   (587 words)

  
 CIA - The World Factbook -- Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the control of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina.
In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam.
Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/la.html   (1190 words)

  
 Laos: Economy
Interview: Lao Economy Begins to Recover From Crisis (1).
Travel: Tourist boost to royal city; Laos, one of Asia's poorest nations, is making an all-out bid to boost tourism and its economy.
economies is pDevelopment Bank (ADB) sai The report said this figure is in sharp contrast to a negative growth of 7.5 percent in 1998 for ASEAN countries, which grouthe Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.
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 Economy of Laos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Following its accession to power in 1975, the communist government imposed a Soviet-style command economy system, replacing the private sector with state enterprises and cooperatives; centralizing investment, production, trade, and pricing; and creating barriers to internal and foreign trade.
The economy continues to be dominated by an agricultural sector operating largely outside the money economy and in which the public sector continues to play a dominant role.
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 Business, Commerce, Economy : Laos : Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World, Library ofCongress)
Laos and ASEAN business information, news, market research, and updates on economic trends and doing business in Laos and ASEAN.
Comprehensive site on Laos which includes current events and news, general information, government, economics and politics, and language and culture.
The Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an organization connecting the state with private entreprises and business groups.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/asian/laos/resources/laos-business.html   (360 words)

  
 Laos
Initial closer ties to Vietnam and socialization were replaced with a gradual return to private enterprise, an easing of foreign investment laws, and the admission into ASEAN in 1997.
After eleven years of socialist policies, the Government of Laos (GOL) implemented the New Economic Mechanism (NEM) in 1986 to expedite the country's transition to a market economy.
Laos has immense natural resources including tropical wood, hydro-electricity, rubber, minerals, and agricultural land.
www.us-asean.org /laos.asp   (1375 words)

  
 Laos : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
Laos : Country Studies - Federal Research Division, Library of Congress
The Third Coalition and the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Education Prior to the Lao People's Democratic Republic
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 Laos Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
"Urban Resettlement of Reservoir Evacuees in Thailand and Laos," in Population Resettlement in the Mekong River Basin.
LAOS / RELIGION / BUDDHISM / POLITICS / 1980S Gunn, Geoffrey C. "Theravadins and Commissars: The State and National Identity in Laos," in Contemporary Laos: Studies in the Politics and Society of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.
The "little kingdom" is Laos, and the story illuminates the tragic hitory of that country during the 1960s and and 1970s.
www.lib.washington.edu /Southeastasia/blaos.html   (15071 words)

  
 Asia : Society Culture . News Media . Employment . Regions . Syria . North Korea . Myanmar . Kazakhstan . Israel . ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
- Includes background information on Laos and its provinces, UNV statistics and projects, plus details on how to apply to become a UN Volunteer.
- Political map and brief information on Laos economy, culture and history.
- With the country's profile, history, economy, politics, government, foreign affairs, and security.
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 washingtonpost.com: Laos
A motorcyclist circles the temple of Pha That Luan, a 16th-century symbol of Lao national sovereignty and Buddhist traditions.
A detailed list of facts and figures for Laos.
A description of the history, government, politics and economy of Laos.
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 GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Laos - Economy
GeographyIQ - World Atlas - Asia - Laos - Economy
Geography - People - Government - Economy - Communications - Transportation - Military - Climate - Current Time - Ranking Positions
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www.geographyiq.com /countries/la/Laos_economy_summary.htm   (592 words)

  
 Maps of Laos - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Maps of Laos - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
This map of Laos is intended for representational purposes and no claim to technical accuracy is made.
Click on the link above to read the terms for use of this Laotian map on your web page.
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 The World Factbook 2004 -- Laos
Lao People's Revolutionary Party or LPRP [KHAMTAI Siphandon, party president]; other parties proscribed
Lao People's Army (LPA; including Riverine Force), Air Force
This page was last updated on 19 October, 2004
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 WashingtonPost.com: International: Laos
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This document describes the history, government, politics and economy of Laos.
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