Laos

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Laos is part of:
Asia & Pacific · Southeastern Asia ·
Water Basins of Laos:
Ca-Song Kai · Ma · Mekong · Red-Song Hong ·
Facts & Figures edit
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Capital Vientiane
Neighbouring Countries Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
Total Area 236,800 km2
  - Water 6,000 km2 (2.53%) / 253 m2/ha
  - Land 230,800 km2
Coastline 0 km
Population 5,924,145 (25 inhab./km2)
HDIA 0.608 (2007)
Gini CoefficientA 34.6 (1995)
Nominal GDPB $5,187 million
GDP (PPP) Per CapitaB $2,100
National UN Presence FAO, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, WB, UN-Habitat, UNIDO
Land UseC
  - Cultivated Land 10,040 km2 (4.35%)
     - Arable 9,255 km2 (4.01%)
     - Permanent Crops 785 km2 (0.34%)
     - Irrigated 1,750 km2
  - Non cultivated 12,237 km2 (95.65%)
Average Annual RainfallD 1834 mm
Renewable Water ResourcesE 333.6 km3
Water WithdrawalsF 3 km3/yr
  - For Agricultural Use 90%
  - For Domestic Use 4%
  - For Industrial Use 6%
  - Per Capita 568 m3
Population with safe access to
  - Improved Water Source 51%
     - Urban population 79%
     - Rural population 43%
  - Improved Sanitation 30%
     - Urban population 67%
     - Rural population 20%
References & Remarks
A UNDP Human Development Report
B CIA World Factbook and Wikipedia
C CIA World Factbook Country Profiles
D Aquastat - FAO's Information System on Water and Agriculture
E CIA World Factbook
F Earthtrends

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Country Profile: Water Sector Coordination

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Country Profile: Trends in Water Use, Management and Sanitation

Country Profile: Challenges and Opportunities

Articles

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  4. Laos/who is who ‎(1,240 views) . . WikiBot
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Projects and Case Studies

Projects in or about Laos

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  1. Removal of Barriers to the Introduction of Cleaner Artisanal Gold Mining and Extraction Technologies ‎(3,862 views) . . Katy.norman
  2. Implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of the East Asia (SDS-SEA) ‎(4,479 views) . . WikiBot


Case studies in or about Laos

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  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(20,902 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
  2. Mekong Case Study ‎(11,921 views) . . Katy.norman


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Publications

5 most recently updated publications on Laos
  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(20,902 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
  2. Mekong Case Study ‎(11,921 views) . . Katy.norman


5 most popular publications on Laos
  1. Water Conflict and Cooperation/Mekong River Basin ‎(20,902 views) . . Adriana.miljkovic
  2. Mekong Case Study ‎(11,921 views) . . Katy.norman


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Who is Who

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Organizations working in Laos
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References

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