Geography in Laos

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Geography in Laos


The continent: Asia
  
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Area in Laos


Surface area

236 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 83 in the world of 233 (64,81%); 23 place in Asia 51 (56,86%)

Land area

230 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 79 in the world of 230 (66,09%); 23 place in Asia 51 (56,86%)

Territorial waters

6 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 153 (60,78%); 17 place in Asia 39 (58,97%)

Land use in Laos


Land area

230 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 79 in the world of 230 (66,09%); 23 place in Asia 51 (56,86%)

Agricultural land

10,26 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 180 in the world of 208 (13,94%); 42 place in Asia 49 (16,33%)
6,29 % (1,26 % annual) ↘
min: 6,28; max: 10,26; max-min: 3,98 (38,79%); mid: 8,27;
1,99 (19,40%)
23 690 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 113 in the world of 209 (46,41%); 32 place in Asia 49 (36,73%)
6,29 % (1,26 % annual) ↘
min: 14 500; max: 23 690; max-min: 9 190 (38,79%); mid: 19 095;
4 595 (19,40%)
0,353 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 109 in the world of 207 (47,83%); 19 place in Asia 49 (63,27%)
0,375 % (0,075 % annual) ↗
min: 0,338; max: 0,731; max-min: 0,393 (53,77%); mid: 0,535;
-0,181 (-51,32%)

Arable land

6,61 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 129 in the world of 206 (37,86%); 31 place in Asia 49 (38,78%)
8,20 % (1,64 % annual) ↘
min: 2,77; max: 6,61; max-min: 3,83 (58,03%); mid: 4,69;
1,92 (29,02%)
15 610 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 89 in the world of 206 (57,28%); 25 place in Asia 49 (51,02%)
10,31 % (2,06 % annual) ↘
min: 6 400; max: 15 610; max-min: 9 210 (59,00%); mid: 11 005;
4 605 (29,50%)
0,229 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 206 (70,87%); 9 place in Asia 49 (83,67%)
2,56 % (0,511 % annual) ↘
min: 0,170; max: 0,302; max-min: 0,132 (43,58%); mid: 0,236;
-0,0067761 (-2,95%)

Forest area

81,29 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 8 in the world of 205 (96,59%); 1 place in Asia 47 (100%)
5,04 % (1,01 % annual) ↘
min: 71,60; max: 81,29; max-min: 9,69 (11,91%); mid: 76,45;
4,84 (5,96%)
187 614 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 31 in the world of 206 (85,44%); 8 place in Asia 47 (85,11%)
5,04 % (1,01 % annual) ↘
min: 165 260; max: 187 614; max-min: 22 354 (11,91%); mid: 176 437;
11 177 (5,96%)
2,76 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 21 in the world of 204 (90,20%); 4 place in Asia 47 (93,62%)
3,17 % (0,634 % annual) ↗
min: 2,76; max: 4,15; max-min: 1,40 (33,60%); mid: 3,46;
-0,698 (-25,30%)

Terrestrial protected areas

16,66 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 93 in the world of 204 (54,90%); 18 place in Asia 48 (64,58%)
0,103 % (0,021 % annual) ↘
min: 1,47; max: 16,66; max-min: 15,19 (91,18%); mid: 9,07;
7,60 (45,59%)
38 461 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 68 in the world of 202 (66,83%); 15 place in Asia 48 (70,83%)
0,0002450 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 85 in the world of 202 (58,42%); 9 place in Asia 48 (83,33%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Laos


Length of land borders

5 274 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 32 in the world of 166 (81,33%); 12 place in Asia 44 (75%)

Number of Neighbors

5 [?] (2015)
(descending): 36 in the world of 164 (78,66%); 10 place in Asia 44 (79,55%)

Elevation in Laos


mean elevation

710 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 48 in the world of 163 (71,17%); 17 place in Asia 44 (63,64%)

lowest point

70 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 29 in the world of 73 (61,64%); 7 place in Asia 19 (68,42%)

highest point

2 817 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 81 in the world of 232 (65,52%); 32 place in Asia 51 (39,22%)

Main parameters in Laos


Population

6 802 023 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 105 in the world of 233 (55,36%); 34 place in Asia 51 (35,29%)
7,96 % (1,59 % annual) ↘
min: 2 119 944; max: 6 802 023; max-min: 4 682 079 (68,83%); mid: 4 460 984;
2 341 040 (34,42%)

Surface area

236 800 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 83 in the world of 233 (64,81%); 23 place in Asia 51 (56,86%)

Population density

29,47 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 182 in the world of 230 (21,30%); 44 place in Asia 51 (15,69%)
7,96 % (1,59 % annual) ↘
min: 9,40; max: 29,47; max-min: 20,07 (68,11%); mid: 19,44;
10,04 (34,05%)

Population growth rate

1,67 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 75 in the world of 216 (65,74%); 19 place in Asia 50 (64%)
3,54 % (0,708 % annual) ↗
min: 1,04; max: 2,90; max-min: 1,86 (64,18%); mid: 1,97;
-0,296 (-17,70%)

Surface area

3,48 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 183 in the world of 233 (21,89%); 44 place in Asia 51 (15,69%)
8,65 % (1,73 % annual) ↗
min: 3,48; max: 11,18; max-min: 7,70 (68,85%); mid: 7,33;
-3,85 (-110,53%)