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 Lao Statistics Bureau

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
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.

Expanded administrative units

codeprovince
district (muang)
capitalarea (sq.km.)population
1995-03-01
census
population
2005-03-01
census
population
2012-07-01
estimate
01Vientiane CapitalVientiane3,920528,109698,318797,130
0101Chanthabuly district  59,62168,858 
0102Sikhottabong district  75,22799,908 
0103Xaysetha district  73,81097,514 
0104Sisattanak district  58,30268,686 
0105Naxaithong district  44,46058,368 
0106Xaythany district  99,473150,793 
0107Hadxaifong district  65,45078,338 
0108Sangthong district  17,26124,215 
0109Parkngum district  34,50545,041 
-(unassigned)   6,597 
02Phongsaly provincePhongsaly16,270152,820165,947179,822
0201Phongsaly district  25,65725,213 
0202May district  22,97523,596 
0203Khua district  28,23127,194 
0204Samphanh district  25,15127,077 
0205Boon neua district  14,05718,942 
0206Nhot ou district  24,25327,406 
0207Boontai district  12,49616,519 
03Luangnamtha provinceLuangnamtha9,325114,519145,310171,967
0301Namtha district  35,17944,584 
0302Sing district  22,55930,790 
0303Long district  21,29128,705 
0304Viengphoukha district  14,87318,911 
0305Nalae district  20,61722,320 
04Oudomxay provinceMuang Xay15,370210,820265,179314,269
0401Xay district  48,19167,186 
0402La district  14,83516,235 
0403Namor district  25,46832,832 
0404Nga district  24,35226,997 
0405Beng district  26,97433,387 
0406Hoon district  48,26161,929 
0407Pakbeng district  22,73926,613 
05Bokeo provinceBan Houayxay6,196113,493145,263173,962
0501Huoixai district  43,97956,195 
0502Tonpheung district  19,57325,177 
0503Meung district  7,9077,017 
0504Pha oudom district  26,41035,361 
0505Paktha district  15,62417,334 
Namgnou develop area   4,179 
06Luangprabang provinceLuangprabang16,875365,333407,039463,485
0601Luangprabang district  63,33378,516 
0602Xieng ngeun district  34,33033,497 
0603Nan district  28,33428,028 
0604Park ou district  21,27724,045 
0605Nambak district  47,52359,795 
0606Ngoi district  39,85940,679 
0607Pak xeng district  26,00923,424 
0608Phonxay district  24,58629,646 
0609Chomphet district  24,89328,887 
0610Viengkham district  38,94840,362 
0611Phoukhoune district  16,24120,160 
0612Phothong district     
07Huaphanh provinceXamneua16,500246,414280,938333,762
0701Xamneua district  46,72854,372 
0702Xiengkhor district  75,27126,815 
0703Viengthong district  20,49425,673 
0704Viengxay district  32,82335,741 
0705Huameuang district  23,46228,120 
0706Xamtay district  47,63656,858 
0707Sopbao district   26,435 
0708Add district   26,924 
0709Kuan district     
08Xayabury provinceXayabury16,389291,705338,669389,139
0801Xayabury district  60,47174,532 
0802Khop district  16,17418,550 
0803Hongsa district  24,71326,578 
0804Ngeun district  12,80515,151 
0805Xienghone district  24,84728,236 
0806Phiang district  40,33149,682 
0807Parklai district  61,63362,943 
0808Kenethao district  32,98736,852 
0809Botene district  17,74417,361 
0810Thongmyxay district   8,784 
0811Xaysathan district     
09Xiengkhuang provinceXiengkhuang16,358207,543240,591282,769
0901Pek district  56,98569,477 
0902Kham district  39,39746,649 
0903Nonghed district  33,33336,632 
0904Khoune district  28,98431,425 
0905Mork district  7,81010,358 
0906Phookood district  20,19024,492 
0907Phaxay district  13,37610,563 
0908Thathom district  7,46810,995 
10Vientiane provinceMuang Phon-Hong22,554332,733417,323506,881
1001Phonhong district  65,65260,716 
1002Thoulakhom district  57,06352,169 
1003Keo oudom district  19,45018,629 
1004Kasy district  29,69927,534 
1005Vangvieng district  44,20947,046 
1006Feuang district  37,73954,535 
1007Xanakharm district  32,27738,732 
1008Mad district   17,715 
1009Viengkham district   26,520 
1010Hinherb district   18,295 
1011Hom district  6,6198,015 
1012Xaysomboon district  21,42928,428 
1013Muen district     
11Borikhamxay provinceMuang Pakxan14,863163,847225,301281,207
1101Pakxane district  35,32840,772 
1102Thaphabath district  20,02222,716 
1103Pakkading district  29,33240,810 
1104Bolikhanh district  15,03534,255 
1105Khamkeuth district  47,80564,540 
1106Viengthong district  16,32522,208 
1107Xaychomphone district     
12Khammuane provinceMuang Khammuane16,315273,779337,390390,701
1201Thakhek district  68,30183,957 
1202Mahaxay district  22,87830,919 
1203Nongbok district  39,18441,243 
1204Hinboon district  50,86762,030 
1205Nhommalath district  21,77327,699 
1206Bualapha district  20,08025,089 
1207Nakai district  15,66820,245 
1208Xebangfay district  19,87925,504 
1209Xaybuathong district  15,14920,704 
1210Kounkham district     
13Savannakhet provinceSavannakhet21,774671,581825,902937,907
1301Kaysone Phomvihane district  124,427112,915 
1302Outhoomphone district  69,07680,516 
1303Atsaphangthong district  48,57439,102 
1304Phine district  41,07150,784 
1305Sepone district  35,68343,046 
1306Nong district  16,77021,106 
1307Thapangthong district  24,06031,497 
1308Songkhone district  81,92982,461 
1309Champhone district  86,612101,559 
1310Xonbuly district  34,66151,472 
1311Xaybuly district  42,92854,441 
1312Vilabuly district  24,62430,264 
1313Atsaphone district  41,16650,448 
1314Xayphoothong district   44,557 
1315Thaphalanxay district   31,734 
14Saravane provinceSaravane10,691256,550324,327384,438
1401Saravane district  65,51285,875 
1402Ta oi district  19,90122,198 
1403Toomlarn district  16,30121,812 
1404Nakhonepheng district  30,65037,966 
1405Vapy district  26,80531,979 
1406Khongxedone district  46,28854,062 
1407Lao ngarm district  43,51058,685 
1408Samuoi district  7,58311,750 
15Sekong provinceLamarm7,66563,83684,995103,326
1501Lamarm district  18,02826,584 
1502Kaleum district  13,56212,869 
1503Dakcheung district  16,97118,461 
1504Thateng district  15,27527,081 
16Champasack provincePakse15,415500,994607,370670,122
1601Pakse district  64,34378,669 
1602Sanasomboon district  55,34762,238 
1603Bachiangchaleunsook district  34,24948,743 
1604Paksxong district  44,64864,145 
1605Pathoomphone district  42,98951,370 
1606Phonthong district  74,48785,188 
1607Champasack district  49,45555,403 
1608Sukhuma district  38,20249,670 
1609Moonlapamok district  32,32238,525 
1610Khong district  64,95273,419 
17Attapeu provinceAttapeu10,32087,182112,120133,545
1701Xaysetha district  25,51228,359 
1702Samakkhixay district  19,32730,182 
1703Sanamxay district  19,69626,344 
1704Sanxay district  12,32916,515 
1705Phouvong district  10,31810,720 
 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.