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

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.