Laos ISD Calling code is +856
The flag of the communist state Laos has rather unconventional design compared to the others communist flags. Instead of the typical star, there is a white circle located in the middle of a wide blue stripe. In addition, the blue bar is bordered by two narrower red stripes. White circle supposedly symbolizes the unity of the country or the moon shining over the Mekong River, which is represented by the blue stripe. The red color stands for a blood shed by Lao population during the fights for their freedom. The flag was created in 1945, when the independence of Laos was proclaimed. Officially, it has not been adopted until 1975. In the meantime, a red flag with three white elephants was used by the feudal kingdom.
Laos – officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic – is one of the great travel frontiers; landlocked and mountainous, swamped by jungles and promising Indian Jones adventures in remote tribal villages and ancient Buddhist caves.
The laidback atmosphere and the relative lack of modern development make Laos perhaps the most authentic and unspoiled of the Southeast Asia nations, though it competes for this title with neighbouring Myanmar. Laos is also one of the few communist countries left in the world – which should be obvious from the bureaucratic red tape and the omnipresent red stars on uniforms and state buildings.
|Total area||236,800 km2|
|Formation||19. 7. 1949|
|Highest point||Phou Bia (2,817 m)|
|GDP||$ 2,847 (IMF, 2012)|
|Currency||lao kip (LAK)|
|ISD Calling code||+856|
|How to Dial||Please Add 00 or + as Prefix to these Codes|