Laos Country Code +856

Country calling code +856

Alpha-2 Code LA

Alpha-3 Code LAO


About Laos

Laos (/ˈlɑːoʊs/ (About this soundlisten), /laʊs, ˈlɑːɒs, ˈleɪɒs/; Lao: ລາວ, Lāo [láːw]), officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao: ສາທາລະນະລັດ ປະຊາທິປະໄຕ ປະຊາຊົນລາວ, romanized: Saþalanalat Paxaþipatai Paxaxōn Lao; French: République démocratique populaire lao), is a socialist state and the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia. At the heart of the Indochinese peninsula, Laos is bordered by Myanmar and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the southeast and Thailand to the west and southwest. Present Laos traces its historic and cultural identity to Lan Xang, which existed from the 14th century to the 18th century as one of the largest kingdoms in Southeast Asia. Due to its central geographical location in Southeast Asia, the kingdom became a hub for overland trade, and became wealthy economically and culturally. After a period of internal conflict, Lan Xang broke into three separate kingdoms—Luang Phrabang, Vientiane, and Champasak. In 1893, the three territories came under a French protectorate and were united to form what is now known as Laos. It briefly gained independence in 1945 after Japanese occupation, but was recolonised by France until it won autonomy in 1949. Laos became independent in 1953, with a constitutional monarchy under Sisavang Vong. A post-independence civil war began, which saw the communist resistance, supported by the Soviet Union, fight against the monarchy that later came under influence of military regimes supported by the United States. After the Vietnam War ended in 1975, the communist Pathet Lao came to power, ending the civil war. Laos was then dependent on military and economic aid from the Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991...


Laos Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 18°12'18"N / 103°53'42"E
  • CAPITAL: Vientiane
  • POPULATION: 7,243,907
  • AREA: 230,800 Km2
  • GDP: $16,853,087,485
  • TELEPHONES: 112,000
  • INTERNET HOSTS: 1,532
  • INTERNET USERS: 300,000

How to Call Laos from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Laos from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 856, the country code for Laos.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Laos

  • LANGUAGES: Lao (official), French, English, various ethnic languages
  • CURRENCY: Kip (LAK)
  • ELECTRICITY:

    Type A North American/Japanese 2-blade

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type A

    Type B American 3-pin

    • Mainly used in the USA, Canada, Mexico & Japan
    • 3 pins
    • Grounded
    • 15 A
    • Almost always 100 – 127 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types A & B

    Type C European 2-pin

    • Commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 2.5 A
    • Almost always 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type C

    Type E French 2-pin

    • Primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia & Czechia
    • 2 pins
    • Grounded
    • 16 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

    Type F Schuko plug

    • Used almost everywhere in Europe & Russia, except for the UK & Ireland
    • 2 pins
    • Grounded
    • 16 A
    • 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug types C, E & F

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