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Map of Laos
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  • National Anthem
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Plumeria

National Flower

Today
Jan 20
Capital
Vientiane (Viangchan)
Leader
President Bounnyang Vorachit
Area (sq km)
236,800.00
Population
6,911,544
Language(s)
Lao, French, English, other
Literacy
73.00%
Currency
Kip (LAK)

"Pheng Xat Lao" (Hymn of the Lao People)

The music to Laos'’ national anthem ”"Pheng Xat Lao”" was adopted in 1945, the lyrics in 1975. The music is by Thongdy Sounthonevichit and the lyrics by Sisana Sisane. The lyrics were changed after the Communist revolution in 1975 that overthrew the monarchy.

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