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Located in Southeast Asia, Laos borders Myanmar, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand. This landlocked country is thick with forests and mountains.

Approximately 7,038,000 people call Laos their home and about 64.7% of the population claims to be Buddhist. From the language to the temple, art and literature, much of Lao culture has been influenced by Theravada Buddhism.

Christians make up just 1.7% of the population. According to Open Doors Ministry, Laos has a very high persecution level.

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