Lao P.D.R: a quick look at the country (continue)
   
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National Currency : Kip
Time : GMT+7
 
 
IDD Country Code 856  
  Area Code Vientiane Capital 21
    Vientiane Province 23
  Champasak Province 31
  Saravanh Province 34
  Attapeu Province 36
  Xekong Province 38
  Savannakhet Province 41
  Khammouane Province 51
  Borikhamxay Province 54
  Xiengkhouang Province 61
  Houaphan Province 64
  Luang Prabang Province 71
  Xayaboury Province 74
  Oudonxay Province 81
  Borkeo Province 84
  Luang Namtha Province 86
  Phongsaly Province 88
 
 
People & Culture :
The Lao PDR is a home of multi-ethnic people and multi-cultural society. It has long history of rich variety of cultures and customs.
   
   
   
 
The 49 ethnic groups speak different dialects which consist of 4 main linguistic families: 
 
* Lao
- Tai family.
* Mone
- Khmer family.          
* Tibeto
- Chinese family.
* Hmong
- Loumien family.
 
   
 
 
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Embassy of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic in Canberra, 1 Dalman Crescent, O’Malley, ACT 2606.

Tel: 02 6286 4595; 02 62866933; Email: laoemb@bigpond.net.au; Website: www.laosembassy.net