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Prachinburi Province

Prachinburi Province (Thai: ปราจีนบุรี, RTGSPrachin Buri, pronounced [prāː.t͡ɕīːn bū.rīː]) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.

Prachinburi

ปราจีนบุรี
Aphai Phubet Thai Traditional Medical College
Aphai Phubet Thai Traditional Medical College
Flag of Prachinburi
Flag
Official seal of Prachinburi
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Prachin
Map highlighting Prachinburi Province
Map highlighting Prachinburi Province
CountryThailand
CapitalPrachinburi town
Government
 • GovernorSuriya Amonrotworawut (since October 2016)
Area
 • Total4,762.4 km2 (1,838.8 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 45th
Population
 (2016)
 • Total484,829[1]
 • RankRanked 61st
 • Density rankRanked 51st
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
ISO 3166 codeTH-25


GeographyEdit

The province is divided into two major parts, the low river valley of the Prachin Buri River, and the higher lands with plateaus and mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range, the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains. In those areas are also two national parks, Khao Yai and Tab Larn National Park.

SymbolsEdit

The provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree. It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago at Wat Si Maha Phot. The provincial colors are red and yellow. Red symbolises the land and yellow, Buddhism.

The provincial tree is the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa). The provincial flower is the cork tree (Millingtonia hortensis).

Administrative divisionsEdit

The province is divided into seven districts (amphoes). These are further subdivided into 65 sub-districts (tambons) and 658 villages (mubans).

1. Mueang Prachinburi
2. Kabin Buri
3. Na Di
6. Ban Sang
7. Prachantakham
8. Si Maha Phot
9. Si Mahosot

  

The missing numbers 4 and 5 as well as 10 to 12 are districts split off to form Sa Kaeo Province.

TransportEdit

RoadsEdit

The main road through Prachinburi is Route 319. While Route 319 does not lead directly to other major centers, along with Route 33 it leads to Nakhon Nayok, and along with Routes 314 and 304 it leads to Bangkok.

RailEdit

Prachinburi is served by the State Railway of Thailand's Eastern Line. Prachin Buri Railway Station, is the main railway station located 122 kilometres (76 mi) from Bangkok.

EconomyEdit

Tambon Hua Wa in Si Maha Phot District is the site of Rojana Industrial Park.[2] Among other tenants of the park, Honda Automobile (Thailand) has established a 17.2 billion baht plant there to manufacture sub-compact vehicles. The plant, opened in March 2016, has an initial production capacity of 60,000 vehicles per year. The plant is designed to build up to 120,000 vehicles per year.[3] Honda produces hybrid electric vehicles and batteries for electric vehicles, at its factories in Prachinburi and Ayutthaya. Honda's Prachinburi factory has an annual capacity of 120,000 units.[4]

HealthEdit

The main hospital of Prachinburi Province is Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1 Demographic, population and housing statistics; Number of Population from Registration by Age, Sex and Province: 2016". National Statistical Office (NSO). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Our Location". Rojana Industrial Park Public Co, Ltd. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  3. ^ Maikaew, Piyachart (2016-03-12). "Prachin Buri plant to kick off". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 12 March 2016.
  4. ^ Theparat, Chatrudee; Maikaew, Piyachart (26 July 2018). "BoI gives blessing to B30bn in plans". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 26 July 2018.

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