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Kip (LAK) is the currency in Laos

Facts about Kip

  • Country:
    Laos
  • Currency:
    Kip
  • Currency code (ISO 4217):
    LAK
  • Short for the currency:
    ₭N
  • Currency subunits:
    100 at

The kip is used as currency in Laos. It was first introduced in 1945 to be replaced for a short period by the French Indochinese piastre. It was reinstated in 1952 and went through a reform in 1979. The currency is issued by the Bank of the Lao and comes in 3 coins and 7 banknotes.

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Laos is a country in southeast Asia with no coastal lines. The country is one of the most underdeveloped countries in the world.

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