Post #2: Background information

The population of Laos is about 7.2 million. A little under half of the population lives in the capital city, Vientiane which is located along the Mekong River. The population of Vientiane is about 562,000.  The major language spoken is Laos is Lao. The predominant religion in Laos is Buddhism. Lao national day  is on December 2nd. It celebrates the establishment of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in 1975. An interesting fact I learned while researching is that Laos is also knows as “Land of a million elephants”

Post #1 Introduction

I chose the country Laos. I chose the country because I don’t know really anything about Laos and I would like to learn more about it. I’m expecting to discover a lot about the history of Laos. I would like to learn more about culture.