General Information Official Name: Laos People’s Democratic Republic Population: 6.5 million Capital City: Vientiane, population 750,000 People: Over 60 ethnic groups, the mains ones are Lao Lom (lowland: 50%), Lao Theungm Lao Sung and tribal Thais Language: Lao Currency: Kip (KN) Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours International Dialing Code: +856 Laos is a landlocked country