Place:Xaignabouli, Laos

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NameXaignabouli
Alt namesSayabourysource: Embassy of Laos, Laos (1995) p 4
Xaignabouri provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Coordinates18.5°N 101.5°E
Located inLaos
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Xayabuli (Lao ໄຊຍະບູລີ; ; alternate spellings: Xaignabouri, Xayaboury, Sayabouli, Sayabouri) is a province of Laos, located in the northwest of the country. Xayabuli Province covers an area of . The province borders Bokeo Province and Oudomxai Province to the north, Luang Prabang Province and Vientiane Province to the east, and (from the south clockwise) the Thai provinces Loei, Phitsanulok, Uttaradit, Nan and Phayao.

Xayabuli is the only Laotian province that is completely to the west of the Mekong River. (Champasak province also has several districts located west of the Mekong river including Mounlapamok, Soukama and Phontong districts.) The province is quite mountainous with the Luang Prabang Range running roughly in a north-south direction and forming a natural border with the Thai highlands. Sainyabuli town is the capital of the province. Xayabuli has the largest concentration of elephants in Laos.

The province is rich in timber and lignite, and is considered the rice basket of northern Laos, since most other northern provinces are too mountainous to grow enough rice. Other important crops include maize, oranges, cotton, peanuts, sesame, sugarcane and vegetables such as cucumbers, cabbage, and beans.

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