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ID: 1000125
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000125

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Lao (nation)  Lao (nation)

Coordinates:
Lat: 18 00 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 18.0000  decimal degrees
Long: 105 00 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 105.0000  decimal degrees

Note: Nearly same area as modern nation was united as one kingdom 14th-18th centuries; hostilities with Burmese and Thais 16th century; Thais captured capital 1778; Franco-Thai border clashes late 19th century; civil strife 1960s; Communist areas bombed in Vietnam War; official language is Lao, though Tai, Hmong, Lao Theung, French, and English are also spoken.

Names:
Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao (preferred,C,V,O,Lao (transliterated)-P,U)  ............ National Official name
Lao (C,V,Lao (transliterated),U)
Lao, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn (C,V,Lao (transliterated),U)
Lao People's Democratic Republic (C,O,English,U,N)  ............ UN Official short and long name
République démocratique populaire lao (C,O,French-P,U,N)
Lao, République démocratique populaire (C,O,French,U,N)
República Democrática Popular Lao (C,O,Spanish-P,U,N)
Laos (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Lane Xang (C,V)
Lanxang (C,V)
Laos, Kingdom of (C,O)
Pharassa Anachak Lao (C,V)
Phrarassa Anachak Lao (C,V)
Phraratsa Anachak Lao (C,V)
ສາທາລະນະລັດປະຊາທິປະໄຕປະຊາຊົນລາວ (C,V,O,Lao,U)
Лаосская Народно-Демократическая Республика (C,O,Russian-P,U)
老挝人民民主共和国 (C,O,Chinese-P,U)
جُهور ةً لاو الدّيملراط ةَ اضًعب ةَ (C,O,Arabic-P,U)
LAO (C,O,ISO3L)
LA (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO418 (C,O,ISO3N)
LA00 (C,O,FIPS)
Laotian (C,O,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Lao (nation)  ........  Lao (nation) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Indochina (general region)  ........  Indochina (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Lao (nation)  ............  Lao (nation)
 
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Asia (continent)  ....  Asia (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Southeast Asia (general region)  ........  Southeast Asia (general region) (P)
Hierarchy of Lao (nation)  ............  Lao (nation) (P)

Place Types:
nation (preferred, C)  ............  gained independence in 1954
primary political unit (C)
independent sovereign nation (C)
republic (C)  ............  established December 1975
kingdom (H)  ............  united 1353-early 18th cen.; king abdicated 1975
controlled region (H)  ............  by Thais, 18-19th cen.; by French, from late 19th cen.
protectorate (H)  ............  French, established 1899

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Viangchan .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Asia, Lao, Municipality of Vientiane) [7004233]
member of ....  United Nations .......... (organization)
................  (World) [7029605]
................  joined organization in 1955

Sources and Contributors:
Лаосская Народно-Демократическая Республика..........  [VP]
.......................................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
老挝人民民主共和国..........  [VP]
....................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
جُهور ةً لاو الدّيملراط ةَ اضًعب ةَ..........  [VP]
...........................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ສາທາລະນະລັດປະຊາທິປະໄຕປະຊາຊົນລາວ..........  [VP]
.....................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
ISO418..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
LA..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
LA00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
Lane Xang..........  [VP]
....................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
Lanxang..........  [VP]
.................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 17 June 2009
Lao..........  [VP Preferred]
...........  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 648
...........  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 253
...........  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 20
LAO..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
Lao People's Democratic Republic..........  [BHA, VP]
.....................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768
.....................................................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
Lao, République démocratique populaire..........  [VP]
.................................................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 780
Laos..........  [VP]
...........  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
...........  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 351-353
...........  Embassy of Laos, Laos (1995) 4 ff.
...........  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
...........  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 25
...........  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-52
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 648
Lao, Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn..........  [VP]
.................................................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
Laos, Kingdom of..........  [VP]
.............................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
Laotian..........  [VP]
.................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
Pharassa Anachak Lao..........  [VP]
...................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
Phrarassa Anachak Lao..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
Phraratsa Anachak Lao..........  [VP]
......................................  NGA, GEOnet Names Server (2008-) accessed 18 June 2009
República Democrática Popular Lao..........  [VP]
........................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 18 June 2009
République démocratique populaire lao..........  [VP]
..............................................................  UNGEGN List of Country Names (2007) accessed 18 June 2009
..............................................................  UNGEGN Working Paper 54 (2011) accessed 25 July 2013
Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxôn Lao..........  [VP]
..............................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 639
..............................................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 648
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Asia-Pacific, National Geographic (1989) map supplement
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 639
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 648
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1994) 648
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 351-353
..................  CIA, World Fact Book (1999) accessed 03/30/00
..................  Embassy of Laos, Laos (1995) 4 ff.
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 16
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 768; 780
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 45
..................  Shanks, International Atlas (1991) 253
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 25
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-52
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 345 (1993) 62
..................  UN Terminology Bulletin 347 (1997) 20
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 648
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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