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Transcript of Laos

Laos In the center is a white disk symbolizing the unity of the people under the leadership of the Lao people's revolutionary party and the country's bright future. It is also said to represent a full moon against the Mekong river. The red stripes stand for the blood shed by the people in their struggle for freedom. The blue symbolizes their prosperity. Physical Features Land Area
230,800 square kilometers climate trop tropical monsoon;rainy season(May to November);dry season(December to April) Terrain mostly rugged mountains ; some plains and plateaus History

1400's 1800's 1900's 1907 1700's 1975 1988 1997 Modern day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kindom of Lan Xang Lan Xang wants to reach into Cambodia,Thailand,and Laos Laos came under the domination of Siam(Thailand) Siam became a part of French Indochina Francosiamese treaty draws borders with Thailand and Laos The communist pathet Lao took control of government A gradual return of investment laws begin Laos became a member of ASEAN Population population of country population Density 6,834,345 people 25/Km to the power of 2 percent of urban population 31% of total population Government/Economy capital City & absolute location (coordinates) Vientiane is the capital city of Laos
coordinates are 17 58 N , 102 36 E 1.)Type of government & 2.) names of important leaders 1.)Communist state 2.)Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh (since 8 June 2006)
Deputy Prime Minister Maj. Gen. Asang Laoli (since May 2002) GDP Per Capita $2,100 in U.S. money Cultural Geography life expectancy male: 54.45 years female: 58.79 years literacy rates *15 and over can read and write
*total population able to read and write: 68.7%
*male: 77%
*Female: 60.9%
languages spoken Lao (official),French,English, and various ethnic languages Religions buddist 67%, christian 1.5%, other and unspecified 31.5% unique foods Namgnum: damp fish food

Lao Hai: sticky rice and padeck Bonus answer Hmong is a subcultural division. Hmong people use Shaminism eat foods like hot relish.
The Hmong people are a Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of Vietnam,Laos,Thailand, and Burma. Bibliography www.cia.gov/library/pulications/the-world-factbook/geos/la.htm) P.S. sorry Mr.Fore the computer I was using could not get pictures. The pictures I do have were from our school work days
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