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.
|Province of Thailand|
Phibunsongkhram is shaded blue
|May 9 1941|
• Thailand returns annexed territories to French Indochina
|Today part of||Cambodia|
The province was formed in 1941 after France ceded Siem Reap (excluding Siem Reap town and the Angkor Wat ruins ), Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey provinces to Thailand as a result of the Franco-Thai war. 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.
Phibunsongkhram was divided into six districts (amphoe):
|Name||Thai||corresponding to Cambodian|
|2||Kalantha Buri||กลันทบุรี||Kralanh District|
|5||Wari Saen||วารีแสน||Varin District|
|6||Chom Krasan||จอมกระสานติ์||Choam Khsant District|