Facts and Figures
Official Name: Lao People's Democratic Republic
Capital City: Vientiane
Languages: Lao (official). English, French, local dialects
Official Currency: New Kip
Religions: Buddhist, Animisy, others
Population: 5,580,000
Indigenous Population: ?
Land Area: 230,800 sq km (89,112 sq miles)
Number of Indigenous languages: 82
Number of Indigenous groups: ?
Native Vascular plant species:
Endemic Species:
% Species endemism:
Total no. threatened:
% Species threatened:
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 Research Projects
Questions about Laos Medicinal Plants
Contact - Regional Coordinator: seasia@cieer.org
References/Suggested Readings
World Conservation Monitoring Centre - Threatened Plants
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants
Summer Institute of Linguistics - Ethnologue, 13th Edition
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