Chai Nat Province
Chai Nat (Thai: ชัยนาท, pronounced [t͡ɕʰāj nâːt]) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Sawan, Sing Buri, Suphan Buri, and Uthai Thani. The town of Chai Nat is 188 km north of Bangkok.
Map of Thailand highlighting Chai Nat Province
|• Governor||Nimit Wanchaithanawong (since October 2016)|
|• Total||2,470 km2 (950 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 65th|
|• Rank||Ranked 68th|
|• Density||132.9/km2 (344/sq mi)|
|• Density rank||Ranked 32nd|
|Human Achievement Index|
|• HAI (2017)||0.4840 "low"|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||TH-18|
Chai Nat is on the flat river plain of central Thailand's Chao Phraya River valley. In the south of the province the Chao Phraya Dam (formerly Chai Nat Dam) impounds the Chao Phraya River, both for flood control as well as to divert water into the country's largest irrigation system for the irrigation of rice paddies in the lower river valley. The dam, part of the Greater Chao Phraya Project, was finished in 1957 and was the first dam constructed in Thailand.
Chai Nat was first established during the Ayutthaya period and was used as a successful base of operations for confronting the Burmese army. As the Burmese were defeated every time, the area earned the name Chai Nat, 'place of victory'.
The slogan of the province is "Venerable Luangpu Suk, renowned Chao Phraya Dam, famous bird park and tasty khao taengkwa pomelo".
Human achievement index 2017Edit
|HAI indices||Map||Index||Rank list|
|Housing and environment||6||0.6151||75th|
|Family and community life||7||0.5277||63rd|
|Transport and communication||8||0.5610||34th|
Since 2003, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand has tracked progress on human development at sub-national level using the Human achievement index (HAI), a composite index covering all the eight key areas of human development. National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has taken over this task since 2017.
Province Chai Nat, with an HAI 2017 value of 0.4840, takes the 75th place in the rankings. This is "low" between the values of 0.4637 and 0.5637.
|Map with provinces and HAI 2017 rankings|
Reports (data) from Thai government are "not copyrightable" (Public Domain), Copyright Act 2537 (1994), section 7.
- Advancing Human Development through the ASEAN Community, Thailand Human Development Report 2014, table 0:Basic Data (PDF) (Report). United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Thailand. pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-974-680-368-7. Retrieved 17 January 2016, Data has been supplied by Land Development Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, at Wayback Machine.[dead link]
- "ร่ยงานสถิติจำนวนประชากรและบ้านประจำปี พ.ศ.2561" [Statistics, population and house statistics for the year 2018]. Registration Office Department of the Interior, Ministry of the Interior. stat.bora.dopa.go.th (in Thai). 31 December 2018. Archived from the original on 2 April 2019. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
- ดัชนีความก้าวหน้าของคน ปี2560 [Human Achievement Index - HAI year 2017] (PDF). social.nesdb.go.th (Report) (in Thai). National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB). 2017. p. 60. ISBN 978-974-9769-33-1. Retrieved 14 September 2019, Maps 1-9[permanent dead link]
- "About Chainat". Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). Archived from the original on 22 April 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "Distance: Bangkok to Chai Nat". Google Maps. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
- "Chainat". THAILEX Travel Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 29 May 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chainat Province.|
- Chai Nat travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Chainat Bird Park
- Website of province (Thai only)
- Chainat provincial map, coat of arms and postal stamp