The Lao People's Democratic Republic is situated at the South Asian geographic coordinates of 18°00'N latitude and 105°00'E longitude .
Also known as Muang Lao, the socialist republic of Laos
traces it's origins to the Kingdom of Lan Xang, meaning Land of Many Elephants. After a period of French domination, Laos
finally gained freedom in 1949. The capital of Laos
is Vientiane, located at the geographic location
of 17°58'N latitude
and 102°36'E longitudes
The latitude and longitude of Laos encompasses an area of 236,800 sq km. The land itself is divided into sixteen provinces or kang and a single municipality of kumpang nakon. The population of Laos is 6,521,998. The geographic latitude and longitude of Laos supports the following races - the Lao Loum, the Lao Theung, the Lao Soung and the Hmong and the Yao.
The geographic latitude and longitude
of the region is responsible for Laos
' humid tropical weather and high temperatures. Monsoons last between the months of May to November and the Dry season lasts from December to April. The terrain of Laos
is mostly dominated by rugged mountain ranges and plateaus. Some areas are thickly forested and the Mekong River flows through rich plains on the west.
Latitude and Longitude of Laos
Last Updated on: November 17th, 2017