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Laos postal Code

Laos officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic is a landlocked country located in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by Myanmar and China on the northwest, Vietnam on the east, Cambodia on the southeast, and Thailand on the west and southwest. Vientiane is the capital and largest city in Laos. The other important cities are Savannakhet, Pakxe, Thakhek, Luang Prabang, Xam Neua, Phonsavan, Muang Pakxan, Vang Vieng, Muang Xai, etc.

The official language of the country in Laos is Lao. The other languages are Lao, French, Khmu, Hmong, Phu Thai, Tai, etc. Laos is well known for its unique way of celebrating its festivals like Boun Khoun Khao, Boun Phavet Festival, Boun Vat Phou, Sayaboury Elephant Festival, Boun Pi Mai (Lao New Year), Boun Bang Fai (Laos Rocket Festival), Boun Khao Phansa, Boun Haw Khao Padap Din, Boun Souang Heua Luang Prabang, Boun Haw Khao Salak, Boun Awk Phansa, Boun Lai Heua Fai, Boun Souang Heua Vientiane, Boung Bang Fai Phaya Naga, Boun That Luang, Lao National Day, H’mong New Year, Boun That Inhang, etc. Many foreigners or travelers also take part in the celebration and enjoy it.

Laos postal code was founded in 1958. The official name of the postal service in Laos is Lao Post (Laos Postal Service). Laos consists of 17 provinces and one city (prefecture) which includes the capital city Vientiane. At first, there was so much controversy over the places which were registered under the postal code office, but then slowly every region in Laos got its own postal codes. The pin code is segregated in such a way that each of the postal codes.

Land Area

Laos has been ranked as the 82nd largest nation in the world and it has a total land area of 2,36,800 km2, which comes to around a total of 91,400 mi2. Laos was divided into 17 provinces and one city (prefecture). The names of the provinces are Attapeu, Bokeo, Bolikhamsai, Champasak, Houaphanh, Khammouane, Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang, Oudomxay, Phongsaly, Sainyabuli, Salavan, Savannakhet, Sekong, Vientiane Province, Xiengkhauang, and Xaisomboun.

Water Area

Laos has a total water area of 2 %. The major sources of water include groundwater, lakes, rainwater, rivers, snow, soil moisture springs, streams, water, waterfall, wetlands, etc. Laos has more than six lakes or water bodies. There are more than three lakes that have developed as tourist spots. The names of the lakes are Tham Phu Kham Cave and Blue Lagoon, Mekong River, Blue Lagoon, Nam Ou River, Bungva Lake, Tha Falang Lake, Nam Khan, Khun Kong Leng Lake, Nong Tang Lake, Cool Pool, and Ban Napavan, Tad Moun Waterfalls, etc. Many lakes are small in area and contain a minimum volume of water. Most of these lakes are freshwater and very few are salt lakes.


Laos contains more than 3,158 named mountains. The highest peak and most prominent is Phou Bia which is about 2,819 meters (9,249 Feet). The other major mountains in Laos are Phou Xai Lai Leng, Phou Samsoum, Phou Sao, Phou Mieng, Phou Nammo, Phou Muang-Ngat, Phu Tong Chinh, Phou Nampong, Phou Pahok, etc.

Postal Stamps

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List of postal and courier services in Laos :

  • DHL Express ServicePoint - Phonetong
  • O.C.S Laos Co., Ltd
  • FedEx
  • DHL Express Service Point
  • LC LAO Express
  • Lao Freight Forwarder Savannakhet Branch
  • Flash Express Naxaythong
  • Anousit Express Thatdam Branch
  • Sayfon Logistics
  • Shipox Drop Point
  • Bollore Logistics

Laos PostalCode
Postcode type and position 5 digits to the left of the locality name.

Mr. Khamsing Sengdeth
14, rue That louang
Coding method XX -- (First two digit) ---> indicate the province.
XXX-- (Last three digit) ---> indicate the delivery office or post office.
Address format Each administrative division maintains its postal code for mail delivery purposes. Having the correct code is essential to your mail delivery. The official name of the Laos postal service is Lao Post. Laos introduced a new postal code in 1999. There are 18 postal regions in Laos that introduced a new postal code. The total number of post offices in Laos is more than 497 and 563 postal codes.
Laos uses a four-digit numeric zip code system uses which the first two digits and the last two digits have different indications which are shown below;
Examples Mr. Khamsing Sengdeth(Addressee)
14, rue That louang (Street + Premises)
01160 XAYSETHA (Locality)
LAO (Country)

Frequently asked questions (FAQ) s

  • Name the official postal service in Laos?
    The official postal service in Laos is Lao Post.
  • How many postal codes are in Laos?
    Laos has more than 1000 postal codes.
  • What is the postal code of the capital city of Laos?
    Vientiane is the capital city of Laos and its postal code is 0100.
  • What is the alpha three-letter country code of Laos?
    The alpha three-letter country code of Laos is LAO.