Laos

Census Results


1985-03-01 3,570,000
1995-03-01 4,574,848
2005-03-01 5,621,982

General Information


Official name the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Official name [native] ສາທາລະນະລັດປະຊາທິປະໄຕປະຊາຊົນລາວ [Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao] «Lao»
Capital Vientiane
Capital [native] ວຽງຈັນ [Viangchan] «Lao»
Region South-eastern Asia
ISO code LA
Statistical agency Department of Statistics

Name in Chinese 老挝人民民主共和国
Name in Arabic جمهورية لاو الديمقراطية الشعبية
Name in Spanish la República Democrática Popular Lao
Name in Russian Лаосская Народно-Демократическая Республика
Name in French la République démocratique populaire lao

Administrative units

codeprovincecapitalarea (sq.km.)population
2005-03-01
census
population
2011-07-01
estimate
01Vientiane CapitalVientiane3,920698,318783,032
02Phongsaly provincePhongsaly16,270165,947178,006
03Luangnamtha provinceLuangnamtha9,325145,310168,140
04Oudomxay provinceMuang Xay15,370265,179307,065
05Bokeo provinceBan Houayxay6,196145,263169,807
06Luangprabang provinceLuangprabang16,875407,039455,532
07Huaphanh provinceXamneua16,500280,938325,757
08Xayabury provinceXayabury16,389338,669381,908
09Xiengkhuang provinceXiengkhuang16,358229,596276,242
10Vientiane provinceMuang Phon-Hong22,554388,895493,593
11Borikhamxay provinceMuang Pakxan14,863225,301272,794
12Khammuane provinceMuang Khammuane16,315337,390383,099
13Savannakhet provinceSavannakhet21,774825,902922,210
14Saravane provinceSaravane10,691324,327375,517
15Sekong provinceLamarm7,66584,995100,595
16Champasack provincePakse15,415607,370661,358
17Attapeu provinceAttapeu10,320112,120130,402
18Saysomboun Special RegionBan Mouang Cha 39,423(1)
 total 236,8005,621,9826,385,057
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.

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince
district (muang)
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
2005-03-01
census
population
2011-07-01
estimate
01Vientiane CapitalVientiane3,920698,318783,032
0101Chanthabuly district    
0102Sikhottabong district    
0103Xaysetha district    
0104Sisattanak district    
0105Naxaithong district    
0106Xaythany district    
0107Hadxaifong district    
0108Sangthong district    
0109Mayparkngum district    
02Phongsaly provincePhongsaly16,270165,947178,006
0201Phongsaly district    
0202May district    
0203Khua district    
0204Samphanh district    
0205Boon neua district    
0206Nhot ou district    
0207Boontai district    
03Luangnamtha provinceLuangnamtha9,325145,310168,140
0301Namtha district    
0302Sing district    
0303Long district    
0304Viengphoukha district    
0305Nalae district    
04Oudomxay provinceMuang Xay15,370265,179307,065
0401Xay district    
0402La district    
0403Namor district    
0404Nga district    
0405Beng district    
0406Hoon district    
0407Pakbeng district    
05Bokeo provinceBan Houayxay6,196145,263169,807
0501Huoixai district    
0502Tonpheung district    
0503Meung district    
0504Pha oudom district    
0506Paktha distric develop area    
06Luangprabang provinceLuangprabang16,875407,039455,532
0601Luangprabang district    
0602Xieng ngeun district    
0603Nan district    
0604Park ou district    
0605Nambak district    
0606Ngoi district    
0607Pak xeng district    
0608Phonxay district    
0609Chomphet district    
0610Viengkham district    
0611Phoukhoune district    
0612Phothong district    
07Huaphanh provinceXamneua16,500280,938325,757
0701Xamneua district    
0702Xiengkhor district    
0703Viengthong district    
0704Viengxay district    
0705Huameuang district    
0706Xamtay district    
0707Sopbao district    
0708Add district    
08Xayabury provinceXayabury16,389338,669381,908
0801Xayabury district    
0802Khop district    
0803Hongsa district    
0804Ngeun district    
0805Xienghone district    
0806Phiang district    
0807Parklai district    
0808Kenethao district    
0809Botene district    
0810Thongmyxay district    
0811Xaysatha district    
09Xiengkhuang provinceXiengkhuang16,358229,596276,242
0901Pek district    
0902Kham district    
0903Nonghed district    
0904Khoune district    
0905Morkmay district    
0906Phookood district    
0907Phaxay district    
0908Phathom district    
10Vientiane provinceMuang Phon-Hong22,554388,895493,593
1001Phonhong district    
1002Thoulakhom district    
1003Keo oudom district    
1004Kasy district    
1005Vangvieng district    
1006Feuang district    
1007Xanakharm district    
1008Mad district    
1009viengkham distric district    
1010Hinherb distric district    
1011Hom district    
1012Saysomboun district    
1013Meun district    
11Borikhamxay provinceMuang Pakxan14,863225,301272,794
1101Pakxane district    
1102Thaphabath district    
1103Pakkading district    
1104Bolikhanh district    
1105Khamkeuth district    
1106Viengthong district    
1107Xaychomphone district    
12Khammuane provinceMuang Khammuane16,315337,390383,099
1201Thakhek district    
1202Mahaxay district    
1203Nongbok district    
1204Hinboon district    
1205Nhommalath district    
1206Bualapha district    
1207Nakai district    
1208Xebangfay district    
1209Xaybuathong district    
13Savannakhet provinceSavannakhet21,774825,902922,210
1301Kaysone Phomvihane district    
1302Outhoomphone district    
1303Atsaphangthong district    
1304Phine district    
1305Sepone district    
1306Nong district    
1307Thapangthong district    
1308Songkhone district    
1309Champhone district    
1310Xonbuly district    
1311Xaybuly district    
1312Vilabuly district    
1313Atsaphone district    
1314Xayphoothong district    
1315Thaphalanxay district    
14Saravane provinceSaravane10,691324,327375,517
1401Saravane district    
1402Ta oi district    
1403Toomlarn district    
1404Lakhonepheng district    
1405Vapy district    
1406Khongxedone district    
1407Lao ngarm district    
1408Samuoi district    
15Sekong provinceLamarm7,66584,995100,595
1501Lamarm district    
1502Kaleum district    
1503Dakcheung district    
1504Thateng district    
16Champasack provincePakse15,415607,370661,358
1601Pakse district    
1602Sanasomboon district    
1603Bachiangchaleunsook district    
1604Paksxong district    
1605Pathoomphone district    
1606Phonthong district    
1607Champasack district    
1608Sukhuma district    
1609Moonlapamok district    
1610Khong district    
17Attapeu provinceAttapeu10,320112,120130,402
1701Xaysetha district    
1702Samakkhixay district    
1703Sanamxay district    
1704Sanxay district    
1705Phouvong district    
18Saysomboun Special RegionBan Mouang Cha 39,423(1)
 total 236,8005,621,9826,385,057
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.