Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries
  • |2000 INDEX|
  • 1999 INDEX
  • 1996 INDEX
  • ; geographic.org; Home; Page; Country Index

    Laos People 2000

      Population: 5,497,459 (July 2000 est.)

      Age structure:
      0-14 years: 43% (male 1,191,608; female 1,173,144)
      15-64 years: 54% (male 1,447,788; female 1,500,016)
      65 years and over: 3% (male 85,028; female 99,875) (2000 est.)

      Population growth rate: 2.5% (2000 est.)

      Birth rate: 38.29 births/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Death rate: 13.35 deaths/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2000 est.)

      Sex ratio:
      at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
      under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
      15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
      65 years and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
      total population: 0.98 male(s)/female (2000 est.)

      Infant mortality rate: 94.8 deaths/1,000 live births (2000 est.)

      Life expectancy at birth:
      total population: 53.09 years
      male: 51.22 years
      female: 55.02 years (2000 est.)

      Total fertility rate: 5.21 children born/woman (2000 est.)

      Nationality:
      noun: Lao(s) or Laotian(s)
      adjective: Lao or Laotian

      Ethnic groups: Lao Loum (lowland) 68%, Lao Theung (upland) 22%, Lao Soung (highland) including the Hmong ("Meo") and the Yao (Mien) 9%, ethnic Vietnamese/Chinese 1%

      Religions: Buddhist 60% (in October 1999, the regime proposed a constitutional amendment making Buddhism the state religion; the National Assembly is expected to vote on the amendment sometime in 2000), animist and other 40%

      Languages: Lao (official), French, English, and various ethnic languages

      Literacy:
      definition: age 15 and over can read and write
      total population: 57%
      male: 70%
      female: 44% (1999 est.)

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -


    Translations - Language Translators

    Revised 01-Nov-00
    Copyright © 2000 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)


    ctr10/10/00