Phichit (Thai: พิจิตร) is ane o the provinces (changwat) o Thailand, locatit in the north o the kintra. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan an Kamphaeng Phet.
Geography[edit | edit source]
The rivers Nan an Yom flow through the Phichit province, afore they join shortly afore the Chao Phraya is formed. The province mainly consists o law fertile river plains, makin rice an lotus the main crops.
History[edit | edit source]
The name o the main ceety changed several times. At first it wis cried Sra Luang (ceety o the ryal pond), in Ayutthaya times it wis cried Okhaburi (ceety in the swamp), an then finally Phichit (beautiful city).
Seembols[edit | edit source]
The provincial seal shows a pond, which refers tae the auld name o Phichit, Mueang Sra Luang (meanin ceety at the ryal pond). The Banyan tree in front refers tae the temple Wat Pho Prathab Chang. The temple wis built in 1669-71 bi Keeng Luang Sorasak, who wis born in the veelage o Pho Prathab Chang, atween a Banyan an a Sacred Fig.
The banner o Phichit shows the circular provincial seal in the middle. It haes three green bars an twa white horizontal bars, wi the middle bar being interruptit bi the seal.
The provincial motto (loosely translatit) states as follaes:
- The province o Chalawan the Crocodile Keeng, the fun an excitin annual boat race, the land o exquisite rice an the delicious Tha Khoi pomelo; the center o the province is the Luang Phor Phet.
Admeenistrative diveesions[edit | edit source]
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