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Chachoengsao Province

Chachoengsao (Thai: ฉะเชิงเทรา, pronounced [t͡ɕʰàʔ.t͡ɕʰɤ̄ːŋ.sāw]) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Prachinburi, Sa Kaeo, Chanthaburi, Chonburi, Samut Prakan, Bangkok, Pathum Thani, and Nakhon Nayok. It has a short coastline on the Gulf of Thailand.

Chachoengsao

ฉะเชิงเทรา
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(clockwise from upper-left) Wat Sothonwararam, colossal Ganesha of Wat Saman Rattanaram, a river in Aranyaprathet, the old city hall, Wat Hong Thong
Flag of Chachoengsao
Flag
Official seal of Chachoengsao
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Paet Rio
Map of Thailand highlighting Chachoengsao Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Chachoengsao Province
CountryThailand
CapitalChachoengsao town
Government
 • GovernorAnukun Tangkhananukunchai (since October 2013)
Area
 • Total5,351 km2 (2,066 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 41st
Population
 (2017)
 • Total709,889[1]
 • RankRanked 37th
 • Density rankRanked 39th
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
ISO 3166 codeTH-24
Websitechachoengsao.go.th/cco/

HistoryEdit

Chachoengsao or Paet Riu ('eight stripes') is a province in eastern Thailand.[2] It has a history dating back to the reign of King Borommatrailokkanat in the middle Ayutthaya period. People originally settled by the Bang Pakong River and along canals. The name Chachoengsao is a Chong word for 'deep canal'.[2]

GeographyEdit

 
Chachoengsao

The west part of the province is the low river plain of the Bang Pa Kong River, which is used extensively for farming rice. To the east is hillier terrain, with an average elevation of more than 100 metres.

SymbolsEdit

The provincial seal shows the main hall of the Sothornvararamvoraviharn Temple. In this hall is the most important Buddha image of the province, known as Luangpho Phutthasothon.[citation needed]

The provincial tree is Peltophorum dasyrachis. The tree was assigned to the province by Queen Sirikit on the 50th anniversary of the coronation of King Rama IX in 2000. The provincial flower is the Yellow Flamboyant (Peltophorum pterocarpum).

The provincial slogan is "The Bountiful Bang Pakong River, the Sacred Buddha Image of Luangpho Sothon, Phraya Si Sunthon the scholar of Thai Language, and the pristine Ang Rue Nai Forest."[citation needed]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The province is divided into 11 districts (amphoe). These are further subdivided into 93 sub-districts (tambon) and 859 villages (muban).

TransportEdit

 
Chachoengsao Railway Station

Chachoengsao's main rail stop is Chachoengsao Junction Railway Station.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population of the Kingdom". Department of Provincial Affairs (DOPA) Thailand (in Thai). 2017-12-31. Retrieved 4 Apr 2017.
  2. ^ a b "About Chachoengsao". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Retrieved 7 September 2019.

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