Laos

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 1,682,917
1960 2,119,731
1970 2,685,174
1980 3,250,924
1990 4,244,520
2000 5,388,281
2010 6,395,713
2020 7,650,770
2025 8,253,243
2050 10,579,093
2075 11,492,879
2100 11,153,032
source: UN - WPP 2012 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

codeprovincecapitalarea in
sq.km.
population
1995-03-01
census
population
2005-03-01
census
population
2012-07-01
estimate
01Vientiane CapitalVientiane3,920528,109698,318797,130
02Phongsaly provincePhongsaly16,270152,820165,947179,822
03Luangnamtha provinceLuangnamtha9,325114,519145,310171,967
04Oudomxay provinceMuang Xay15,370210,820265,179314,269
05Bokeo provinceBan Houayxay6,196113,493145,263173,962
06Luangprabang provinceLuangprabang16,875365,333407,039463,485
07Huaphanh provinceXamneua16,500246,414280,938333,762
08Xayabury provinceXayabury16,389291,705338,669389,139
09Xiengkhuang provinceXiengkhuang16,358207,543240,591282,769
10Vientiane provinceMuang Phon-Hong22,554332,733417,323506,881
11Borikhamxay provinceMuang Pakxan14,863163,847225,301281,207
12Khammuane provinceMuang Khammuane16,315273,779337,390390,701
13Savannakhet provinceSavannakhet21,774671,581825,902937,907
14Saravane provinceSaravane10,691256,550324,327384,438
15Sekong provinceLamarm7,66563,83684,995103,326
16Champasack provincePakse15,415500,994607,370670,122
17Attapeu provinceAttapeu10,32087,182112,120133,545
 total 236,8004,581,2585,621,9826,514,432
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.