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Phibunsongkhram Province (Thai: พิบูลสงคราม) was a former province of Thailand that existed between 1941 and 1946. It was created as a result of the annexation of Cambodian territory by Thailand following the 1940-41 Franco-Thai war. This province was named after Plaek Phibunsongkhram, prime minister of Thailand at that time.[1]

Phibunsongkhram Province
จังหวัดพิบูลสงคราม
Province of Thailand
1941–1946
Flag of Phibunsongkhram Province
Flag
Coat of arms of Phibunsongkhram Province
Coat of arms
Provinces of Cambodia loss to Thailand during Franco-Thai War.png
Phibunsongkhram is shaded blue
CapitalSisophon
History 
May 9 1941
• Thailand returns annexed territories to French Indochina
1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by
French protectorate of Cambodia
French protectorate of Cambodia
Today part of Cambodia
Territorial claims of Thailand in neighbouring states which were used as a justification for the annexation

HistoryEdit

The province was formed in 1941 after France ceded Siem Reap (excluding Siem Reap town and the Angkor Wat ruins[2] ), Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey provinces to Thailand as a result of the Franco-Thai war.[3] The province was dissolved in 1946 and returned to France after the post-war French government threatened to veto Thailand's entry into the UN.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Phibunsongkhram was divided into six districts (amphoe):

Name Thai corresponding to Cambodian
1 Phairirayodet ไพรีระย่อเดช Puok District
2 Kalantha Buri กลันทบุรี Kralanh District
3 Phrom Khan พรหมขันธ์ ?
4 Kriangsakphichit เกรียงศักดิ์พิชิต Samraong District
5 Wari Saen วารีแสน Varin District
6 Chom Krasan จอมกระสานติ์ Choam Khsant District

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Thailand's War With Vichy France
  2. ^ "Regional Flag 1941-1945 (Thailand)". Flags of the World. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ Ratchakitcha access date 20 May 2013

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