Key: 3540  
Country:
Group: French
Volume: 36
Issued: 1706 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 236,800 sq.km; Population - 5,635,000; Capital - Vientiane
A Republic, located in Southeast Asia, between Thailand and Vietnam. Economy
based on agriculture, coffee, lumber and tin are exported.
Formerly a Protectorate of FRANCE, conjoined into INDO-CHINA in 1893. In 1949, when
Indo-China was separated into the states of VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and Laos, the last
was established as a Kingdom within the French Union. In 1954 it was declared
fully independent and disconnected its French ties in 1956. In 1975, after years
of combat between communist supporters and the Kingdom supporters, the today's
Lao People's Democratic Republic was formed.
From 1949 and until first stamps were issued in 1951, stamps of Indo-China were
valid. Several indirect UPU memberships, direct from May 20th, 1952. Annual
output about 50.
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Inscriptions
ROYAUME DU LAOS
ROYAVME DU LAOS
LAO
REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE POPULAIRE LAO
REP.DEM.POP.LAO
LAO PDR

Index
LAOS
      Kingdom -1975
         Postage Due Stamps
      People's Democratic Republic 1975-
 
Currency
100 Cents = 1 Piastre
100 Cents = 1 Kip (1955)
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FRANCE
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INDO-CHINA
Indo-china

VIETNAM
Vietnam

CAMBODIA
Cambodia