Prachinburi Province
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Prachinburi Province
Prachinburi
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Province
Flag of Prachinburi
Flag
Official seal of Prachinburi
Seal
Map of Thailand highlighting Prachin Buri Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Prachin Buri Province
Country Thailand
Capital Prachinburi town
Government
 o Governor Suriya Amonrotworawut (since October 2016)
Area
 o Total 4,762.4 km2 (1,838.8 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 45th
Population (2016)
 o Total 484,829[1]
 o Rank Ranked 61st
 o Density rank Ranked 51st
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
ISO 3166 code TH-25

Prachinburi Province (Thai: ?, RTGSprachinburi, pronounced [pr?:.t:n b?.r?:]) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.


Geography

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.

Symbols

The provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree. It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago in the temple 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 divisions

The province is divided into seven districts (amphoe). These are further subdivided into 65 sub-districts (tambon) and 658 villages (muban).

 Map of Amphoe

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

Transport

Roads

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.

Rail

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.

Economy

Tambon Hua Wa in Si Maha Phot District is the location of a 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]

Health

The main hospital of Prachinburi Province is Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital.

References

  1. ^ "1 Demographic, population and housing statistics; Number of Population from Registration by Age, Sex and Province: 2016". National Statistical Office (NSO). Retrieved 2017. 
  2. ^ "Our Location". Rojana Industrial Park Public Co, Ltd. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ Maikaew, Piyachart (2016-03-12). "Prachin Buri plant to kick off". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2016. 

External links

Coordinates: 14°2?52?N 101°22?21?E / 14.04778°N 101.37250°E / 14.04778; 101.37250


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