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Part III Southern Asia, 12 Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) »

L-Martin Desuatels, William D Greenlee
From: Asia Arbitration Handbook
Edited By: Michael Moser, John Choong
12.01 The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) covers an area of 236,800 square kilometres, and has an estimated population of over 6 million. The average population density is 25 people per square kilometre. The country shares its borders with China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar. Approximately 70 per cent of the Lao PDR’s territory is mountainous, while the Mekong River forms a natural border with Thailand to the west. 12.02 The capital city, Vientiane, has a population of 740,000, with an average population density of 189 people per square...