Phichit Province

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Location o Phichit Province

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

Luang Pho Phet, Wat Tha Laung, Phichit Province

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

The toun Phichit wis established in 1058 bi Phraya Kotabongthevaraja, an wis first pairt o the Sukhothai Kinrick, an later o Ayutthaya.

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

Provincial tree is the Ironwood Mesua ferrea, provincial flouer is the Lotus (Nymphaea lotus).

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[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Amphoe

The province is subdividit in 12 destricts (amphoe). These are further subdividit intae 89 subdestricts (tambon) an 852 veelages (muban).

  1. Mueang Phichit
  2. Wang Sai Phun
  3. Pho Prathap Chang
  4. Taphan Hin
  5. Bang Mun Nak
  6. Pho Thale
  1. Sam Ngam
  2. Tap Khlo
  3. Sak Lek
  4. Bueng Na Rang
  5. Dong Charoen
  6. Wachirabarami

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