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Prachinburi

Prachinburi

Prachinburi Province is one of Thailand's seventy-six provinces (changwat) lies in eastern Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.


Prachinburi Province is one of Thailand's seventy-six provinces (changwat) lies in eastern Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.

GeographThe province is divided into two major parts, the low river valley of the Bang Pakong River, and the higher lands with plateaus and mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range, the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains. In those areas are also two national parks, Khao Yai and Tab Larn National Park.

Symbols The provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree. It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago at Wat Si Maha Phot. The provincial colors are red and yellow. Red symbolises the land and yellow, Buddhism.
The provincial tree is the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa). The provincial flower is the cork tree (Millingtonia hortensis).

Provincial government The province is divided into seven districts (amphoes). These are further divided into 65 subdistricts (tambons) and 658 villages (mubans).

1.Mueang Prachinburi
2.Kabin Buri
3.Na Di
6.Ban Sang
7.Prachantakham
8.Si Maha Phot
9.Si Mahosot
 Map of districts

The missing numbers 4 and 5 as well as 10 to 12 are districts split off to form Sa Kaeo Province.

Local government As of 26 November 2019 there are[4]: one Prachinburi Provincial Administration Organisation (ongkan borihan suan changwat) and 13 municipal (thesaban) areas in the province. Prachinburi has town (thesaban mueang) status. Further 12 subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon). The non-municipal areas are administered by 56 Subdistrict Administrative Organisations - SAO (ongkan borihan suan tambon).[2]


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