Map of Bokeo Province
Location of Bokeo Province in Laos
|• Total||6,196 km2 (2,392 sq mi)|
|• Density||23/km2 (61/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||LA-BK|
Bokèo (Laotian: ບໍ່ແກ້ວ;) is a northern province of Laos. It has the fewest people. Bokeo Province is the smallest of the country's provinces, covering an area of 6,196 square kilometres (2,392 square miles).
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Protected areas[change | change source]
The Bokeo Nature Reserve was created as protection for the black crested gibbon (also known as "black-cheeked gibbon"), discovered in 1997, previously thought to be extinct. Elephants and wild water buffalo migrate through the reserve; bears and tigers are also present.
Other than the gibbons the wildlife in the reserve reported are: tigers, bears, otters and wild cattle.
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Economy[change | change source]
Houay Xay, the capital city of the province, has a lot of eco nomic activity. The province produces a lot of maize. Also there is a big industry for precious stones and gold
Paa beuk, a catfish, the largest freshwater fish in the world, is found in the Mekong river. It grows to 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length and could weigh up to 300 kg. It is an economic resource for the people as it has a high price in the market, the meat of this endangered fish being a delicacy.
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References[change | change source]
- Burke & Vaisutis 2007, p. 214.
- Bush & Elliot 2010, p. 172.
- "Home". Regions. Official website of Laos Tourism. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
- "Bokeo Province". Lao Tourism. Retrieved 1 December 2012.
- DK Publishing 2011, p. 183.
- Outlook Publishing 2008, p. 58.
- "Destination: Bokeo Province". Laos Tourism Organization. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- Lao People's Democratic Republic: Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (EPub). International Monetary Fund. 21 October 2008. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-4527-9182-1. Retrieved 6 December 2012.
Bibliography[change | change source]
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- DK Publishing (1 July 2011). DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Cambodia & Laos: Cambodia & Laos. Penguin. pp. 183–. ISBN 978-0-7566-8426-6.
- Geological Survey (U S ) (25 October 2010). Minerals Yearbook: Area Reports: International 2008: Asia and the Pacific. Government Printing Office. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-1-4113-2964-5.
- Levinson, David; Christensen, Karen (2002). Encyclopedia of modern Asia. Charles Scribner's Sons. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-684-31242-2.
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