Why is Vietnam population so high?
Although the fertility rate has declined continuously in the past decades, Vietnam’s population remains large. In addition, a young age structure and future increases in the number of women of reproductive age will result in significant potential for population growth, which is far from over.
How much population does Laos have?
Laos 2020 population is estimated at 7,275,560 people at mid year according to UN data. Laos population is equivalent to 0.09% of the total world population. Laos ranks number 105 in the list of countries (and dependencies) by population.
Is Laos allowing tourists?
While the Government of Laos is not issuing tourist visas at this time, those who currently hold or are issued valid multiple entry long-term visas (i.e. a work or diplomatic visa) may return to Laos, though permission to enter is also subject to additional requirements.
What language is spoken in Laos?
The main group is the ethnic Lao, who make up 53% of the population. A common mistake is to call people from Laos ‘Lao’. The correct term for people that live in Laos is ‘Laotian‘. The term ‘indigenous peoples’ is not used by the Laotian government. Instead, they refer to non-Lao people as ‘ethnic minorities’.
What is the main religion in Laos?
Theravada Buddhism is the dominant religion of the ethnic or “lowland” Lao, who constitute 53.2 percent of the overall population. According to the LFNC and MOHA, the remainder of the population comprises at least 48 ethnic minority groups, most of which practice animism and ancestor worship.