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Map of Bokeo Province
Location of Bokeo Province in Laos
|• Total||6,196 km2 (2,392 sq mi)|
|• Density||23.4446/km2 (60.721/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).
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.
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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