Place:Xekong, Laos

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NameXekong
Alt namesSekongsource: Embassy of Laos, Laos (1995) p 4
Sékongsource: Wikipedia
Xékongsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Xékongsource: Wikipedia
Xékong provincesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeProvince
Located inLaos
Contained Places
Inhabited place
Thong
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Sekong (also sometimes Xekong, Lao ເຊກອງ) is a province of Laos, located in the south-east of the country.

Sekong Province is the second smallest province in Laos and also one of its poorest, covering an area of . It is bordered by Vietnam to the east, Attapeu Province to the south, Salavan Province to the north, and Champasak Province to the west. Sekong also has the smallest population (113,048 as of 2015) and the lowest population density of any province. It was created in 1984 by splitting the Salavan Province and is the most diverse province in Laos with 14 ethnic groups. The Sekong River, which divides the province, flows in a southern direction into Cambodia and is navigable for boats. The river valley has fertile plains interspersed with paddy fields and fruit orchards. Its rich tropical forest have many rare species of flora and fauna. The Dakchung Plateau and Xe Xap National Biodiversity Conservation Area are among the areas under protection.

Unlike most of Laos, not many wats are seen in the province as the predominant belief system is more of animism and ancestral worship. Sekong Province is one of the most important coffee-producing areas of Laos.

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