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    Laos Geography - 1991

      Total area: 236,800 km2
      land area: 230,800 km2

      Comparative area: slightly larger than Utah

      Land boundaries: 5,083 km total; Burma 235 km, Cambodia 541 km, China 423 km, Thailand 1,754 km, Vietnam 2,130 km

      Coastline: none--landlocked

      Maritime claims: none--landlocked

      Disputes: boundary dispute with Thailand

      Climate: tropical monsoon; rainy season (May to November); dry season (December to April)

      Terrain: mostly rugged mountains; some plains and plateaus

      Natural resources: timber, hydropower, gypsum, tin, gold, gemstones

      Land use: arable land 4%; permanent crops NEGL%; meadows and pastures 3%; forest and woodland 58%; other 35%; includes irrigated 1%

      Environment: deforestation; soil erosion; subject to floods

      Note: landlocked

      NOTE: The information regarding Laos on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Laos Geography 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Laos Geography 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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