Flag of Laos

Flag of Laos

The flag of the communist state Laos has rather unconventional design compared to the others communist flags. Instead of the typical star, there is a white circle located in the middle of a wide blue stripe. In addition, the blue bar is bordered by two narrower red stripes. White circle supposedly symbolizes the unity of the country or the moon shining over the Mekong River, which is represented by the blue stripe. The red color stands for a blood shed by Lao population during the fights for their freedom. The flag was created in 1945, when the independence of Laos was proclaimed. Officially, it has not been adopted until 1975. In the meantime, a red flag with three white elephants was used by the feudal kingdom.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Cambodia Cambodia Phnom Penh 15,135,000 181,035 km2
Flag of Myanmar Myanmar Naypyidaw 53,259,000 676,578 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2
Flag of Thailand Thailand Bangkok 65,926,261 513,115 km2
Flag of Vietnam Vietnam Hanoi 89,708,900 331,689 km2

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Main information

Country
Laos
Capital city
Vientiane
Population
6,580,800 (2013)
Total area
236,800 km2
Formation
19. 7. 1949
Highest point
Phou Bia (2,817 m)
GDP
$ 2,847 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
lao kip (LAK)
Code
LA (LAO)
Calling code
+856
Internet TLD
.la

Country is member of

By continents
Asia

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Laos (Vientiane)
English
Laos (Vientiane)
German
Laos, Demokratische Volksrepublik (Vientiane)
French
Laos (Vientiane)
Italian
Laos (Vientiane)
Spanish
Laos (Vientiane)
Russian
Лаос (Вьентьян)
Slovak
Laos (Vientian)
Polish
Laos (Wientian)
Portuguese
Laos (Vientiane)
Chinese
老挝 (万象)
Japanese
ラオス (ビエンチャン)
Turkish
Laos (Vientiane)
Norwegian
Laos (Vientiane)
Swedish
Laos (Vientiane)
Hungarian
Laosz (Vientián)
Dutch
Laos (Vientiane)
Danish
Laos (Vientiane)
Finnish
Laos (Vientiane)
Hebrew
לאוס (ויינטיאן)

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