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Map of Thailand highlighting Phrae Province
|• Governor||Watthana Phutthichat (since October 2016)|
|• Total||6,538.6 km2 (2,524.6 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 31st|
|• Rank||Ranked 61st|
|• Density rank||Ranked 67th|
|Human Achievement Index|
|• HAI (2014)||0.6516 "somewhat high"|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||TH-54|
Provincial seal: According to legend the two cities of Phrae and Nan were once ruled by brothers. When they met to divide the land between them the one from Phrae rode on a horse, the one from Nan on a buffalo to the meeting point on top of a mountain. Hence Phrae uses a horse in their seal, while Nan uses a buffalo. When the provincial government proposed the seal in 1940, the Fine Arts Department suggested adding a historic building to the seal in addition to the horse, thus it now has the stupa of Phra Tat Cho Hae on the back of the horse. This temple is about nine kilometers southeast of the city of Phrae.
The provincial flower and tree is the Burmese Almondwood (Chukrasia tabularis).
Human achievement index 2014Edit
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.
Province Phrae, with an HAI value of 0.6516 is "somewhat high", occupies 15th place in the ranking.
|HAI indices||Indicators||Rank list|
|Housing and living environment||5||29th|
|Family and community life||6||8th|
|Transport and communication||6||14th|
Wiang Kosai National Park (อุทยานแห่งชาติเวียงโกศัย) contains two waterfalls, the Mae Koeng Luang (น้ำตกแม่เกิ๋งหลวง), and the Mae Koeng Noi (น้ำตกแม่เกิ๋งน้อย). Streams from the falls flow into the Yom River.
Tham Pha Nang Khoi Cave (ถ้ำผานางคอย). At the end of the cave is a stalagmite shaped like a woman holding a small child. In front of the Nang Koi (waiting woman) stone is a heart-shaped stalactite. They are the source of the legend of the love of a woman who waited for her lover until she turned to stone.
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- "Mae Yom National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Archived from the original on 21 January 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
- Phrae travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Phrae Province.|
- Phrae Province website
- Phrae provincial map, coat of arms and postal stamp Archived October 6, 2010, at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
- Knowledge of Encyclopediathai Travel & Country Guides Welcome to Phrae Province