Post #2: Background Information

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Discover why Laos is the world's next great foodie destinationThe population of the country Laos is 6.7 million. The most populated is in Vientiane providence with 562,244 people. The capital of Laos is Vientiane, its population is 948,477 according to the 2020 census. Another major city in Laos is Luangphabang, there is a waterfall called Kuang Si Waterfall with shallow pools running off from it. The people of Laos major languages are Lao and French. Around 80% of the population is involved in agriculture. 1/4 of the population lives in some sort of poverty. Some infectious diseases in Laos are Dengue Fever, Hepatitis A and Typhoid. The people of Laos rely heavily on the rivers for transportation of goods. The most common religion is Buddhism, some others are Christianity,  and Muslim.

1946 – French rule over Laos is resumed

2011 – New stock market opens in Vientiane.

2013 – Becomes a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Another fact I’ve learned about Laos from my research is that it is one of the worlds last communist states. Its closest body of water is the South China Sea. Laos’ area is 236,800 sq km. Their currency is called a kip.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vientiane#:~:text=Vientiane%20was%20the%20administrative%20capital,as%20at%20the%202020%20Census.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-15351898

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/biggest-cities-in-laos.html

https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=24710&LangID=E#:~:text=Almost%20a%20quarter%20of%20the,face%20widespread%20marginalisation%20and%20discrimination.

https://www.britannica.com/place/Laos/Religion

Post #1: Introduction

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  1. I picked the country Laos.
  2. I chose this country because I thought it would be interesting to learn a little bit more about it and what it’s like there. I also liked how simple it sounded and how its not hard to pronounce or spell 🙂
  3. I’d like to learn about Laos’ geography and their lifestyle. Also I think it would be interesting to learn its population, historic sites, beliefs, what language they speak and what their music sounds like.
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