The population in Laos is 6.7 million and most of the people live in the more northern regions of the country and in rural areas. The capital of Laos is Vientiane and 196,731 people live there. Another major city is Pakse and there are ruins of a Hindu temple there. The major languages spoken there are Lao and French. 56% of Laos’s energy comes from hydro methods. The major religion of Laos is Buddhism and is central to the country of Laos.
In 1953, Laos gained their independence from the French, and a civil war began. I learned that the French took over Laos and they ruled over them for 60 years. Since the French ruled for so long in Laos one of their major languages is French.