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    • Laos France
      Andy Seelapasay
      Kathy Chhim
      Joseph Trias
    • Location
      Laos - Southeast Asia, bordering Vietnam, China, Thailand, Burma and Cambodia
      Population– 6.4 Million
      Ranked 103rd in world population
      France – Western Europe, bordering Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Belgium
      Population– 64.7 million
      Ranked 20th in world population
    • People
      Nationality – Lao
      Languages – Lao, English, French
      Life Expectancy – 60.1 M. 63.9 F
      Annual Pop. Growth – 1.7
      Nationality – French
      Language – French, Catalan
      Life Expectancy – 77.9 M, 84.4 F
      Annual Pop. Growth – 0.5%
    • Population Pyramid
      Population Density – 70/mi2
      Birth Rate - 26.5/1,000 pop
      Death Rate – 8.2/1,000 pop
      Population Density – 295/mi2
      Birth Rate - 12.4/1,000 pop
      Death Rate – 8.6/1,000 pop
    • Laos Currency: Kip
      France Currency: Euro
      Less Developed Communist State
      Remains a country with an underdeveloped infrastructure, mostly in rural areas
      Subsistence agriculture, rice cultivation
      Below Poverty Line – 26% in 2009
      GDP Per Capita - $2,300 USD
      More Developed Republic State
      Partially/Fully privatized many services
      Most visited country in world& maintains the third largest income from tourism.
      Below Poverty Line – 6.2% (2004)
      GDP Per Capita – $32,500 USD
    • Religion
      Buddhism – 65%
      Animism – 32.9%
      Christianity – 1.3%
      Other unspecified – 0.8%
      Roman Catholic– 83-88%
      Protestant – 2%
      Jewish – 1%
      Muslim – 5-10%
      Unaffiliated – 4%
    • Culture of Laos
      Laos has its own distinct culture. From Theravada Buddhism, it has influences from India and also China. The influences are reflected throughout Laos in language, literature, art, and performing arts. Life in Laos is greatly influenced by Buddhism and can be seen through the way Lao people live and behave. They are taught to be patient and accept people.
    • Culture of Laos
      Bpee Mai (Lao New Year)is the most widely celebrated festival in Laos. It is also celebrated by Laotians in the United States, Canada, France, and Australia. When the first Lao people emigrated from southern China, Bpee Mai was celebrated with accordance to the Chinese Lunar New Year calendar. Since the settlement in Southeast Asia, settlers adopted traditions of the Khmer and Mon-Burmese people, based on the calendar and traditions of India. Lao New Year takes place in April, which is the start of the monsoon season.
    • Laotian Cuisine
      Laotian cuisine is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. Most Lao dishes are served with sticky rice, eaten by hand. Lao cuisine has many regional variations, depending on fresh foods local to each region.
    • Laotian Architecture
      Garden of the Buddhas
      Wat That Luang, Vientiane, Laos
    • Culture of France
      France’s culture has been shaped by historical events, foreign/internal forces, and groups.
      France plays an important role as the center of high culture and decorative arts. French culture is derived from an ancient civilization composed of a mix of Celtic, Greco-Roman, and Germanic elements.
    • Culture of France
    • French Cuisine