Laos

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,682,916
1960 2,119,944
1970 2,686,025
1980 3,252,701
1990 4,247,839
2000 5,342,879
2010 6,260,544
2020 7,397,943
2025 7,965,982
2050 10,172,429
2075 10,941,116
2100 10,410,745
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Capital Vientiane
Region South-eastern Asia
ISO code LA
Statistical agency Lao Statistics Bureau


Administrative units

codeprovinceadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
1995-03-01
census
population
2005-03-01
census
population
2015-03-01
census
01Vientiane CapitalVientiane3,920528,109698,318820,940
02Phongsaly provincePhongsaly16,270152,820165,947177,989
03Luangnamtha provinceLuangnamtha9,325114,519145,310175,753
04Oudomxay provinceMuang Xay15,370210,820265,179307,622
05Bokeo provinceBan Houayxay6,196113,493145,263179,243
06Luangprabang provinceLuangprabang16,875365,333407,039431,889
07Huaphanh provinceXamneua16,500246,414280,938289,393
08Xayabury provinceXayabury16,389291,705338,669381,376
09Xiengkhuang provinceXiengkhuang15,880200,075229,596244,684
10Vientiane provinceMuang Phon-Hong15,927286,089361,891419,090
11Borikhamxay provinceMuang Pakxan14,863163,847225,301273,691
12Khammuane provinceMuang Khammuane16,315273,779337,390392,052
13Savannakhet provinceSavannakhet21,774671,581825,902969,697
14Saravane provinceSaravane10,691256,550324,327396,942
15Sekong provinceLamarm7,66563,83684,995113,048
16Champasack provincePakse15,415500,994607,370694,023
17Attapeu provinceAttapeu10,32087,182112,120139,628
18Xaysomboun provinceAnouvong8,30035,51647,43885,168
 total 237,9554,581,2585,621,9826,492,228
source: Lao Department of Statistics.
note: 1. Saysomboun Special Region has been dissolved in 2006, Saysomboun district is now part of Vientiane province and Phathom part of Xiangkhoang province.
note: Province = Khouèng; capital = Kamphèng Nakhon; special region = Khétphisét.

Main cities

namepopulation
1995-07-01
estimate
population
2005-03-01
census
latitude /
longitude
Vientiane (Viangchan)532,000698,31818.02/102.64
source: Lao Department of Statistics.