Provinces o Thailand

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Thailand is dividit intae 75 provinces (Thai: จังหวัด, changwat, singular an plural), which are geographically grouped intae 6 regions. The caipital Bangkok is no a province but a special admeenistrative aurie an is includit as the 76t province syne it is admeenistered at the same level as the ither 75 provinces. The name o the provinces are the same as that o their respective caipital ceeties. The ae 6 provinces whose caipitals arna the biggest ceeties in their provinces are Tak (Mae Sot is the biggest ceety), Pathum Thani (Rangsit is the biggest ceety), Songkhla (Hat Yai is the biggest ceety), Chonburi (Pattaya is the biggest ceety), Narathiwat (Su-ngai Kolok is the biggest ceety) an Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin is the biggest ceety).

Bangkok is baith the heichest population an the heichest population density. The biggest province bi aurie is Nakhon Ratchasima, the smawest Samut Songkhram. Ranong haes the lawest population number, while Mae Hong Son haes the lawest population density (facts accordin tae the year 2000 census).

Each province is admeenistered bi a govrenor, who is appointit bi the Meenistry o Internal Affairs. The anerlie exception is Bangkok, whose govrenor is electit bi its population.

Thailand is subdividit intae 878 destricts (amphoe, อำเภอ). The fiftie destricts o Bangkok are cawed khet (เขต), but even in offeecial documents they are sometimes misidentified as amphoe. The number o destricts in each provinces varies, frae three in the smawest provinces tae fiftie in Bangkok. Further subdiveesion levels are tambon (subdistricts) an finally, muban (veelages). In Bangkok the tambon are cawed khwaeng.

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This dividin seestem is recognised formally bi the Ryal Institute o Thailand, ithers maybe dividit intae 4 regions: North, Northeast, Central an Sooth.

Map showin the 76 provinces o Thailand
North
  1. Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  2. Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)
  3. Lampang (ลำปาง)
  4. Lamphun (ลำพูน)
  5. Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน)
  6. Nan (น่าน)
  7. Phayao (พะเยา)
  8. Phrae (แพร่)
  9. Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)


Wast

  1. Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)
  2. Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี)
  3. Prachuap Khiri Khan (ประจวบคีรีขันธ์)
  4. Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี)
  5. Tak (ตาก)

North-East

  1. Amnat Charoen (อำนาจเจริญ)
  2. Buri Ram (บุรีรัมย์)
  3. Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ)
  4. Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์)
  5. Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น)
  6. Loei (เลย)
  7. Maha Sarakham (มหาสารคาม)
  8. Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร)
  9. Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม)
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา)
  11. Nong Bua Lamphu (หนองบัวลำภู)
  12. Nong Khai (หนองคาย)
  13. Roi Et (ร้อยเอ็ด)
  14. Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร)
  15. Si Sa Ket (ศรีสะเกษ)
  16. Surin (สุรินทร์)
  17. Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี)
  18. Udon Thani (อุดรธานี)
  19. Yasothon (ยโสธร)

Central

  1. Ang Thong (อ่างทอง)
  2. Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา)
  3. Bangkok (Krung Thep Maha Nakhon), Special Govrened Destrict (กรุงเทพมหานคร)
  4. Chai Nat (ชัยนาท)
  5. Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร)
  6. Lop Buri (ลพบุรี)
  7. Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก)
  8. Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม)
  9. Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์)
  10. Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี)
  11. Pathum Thani (ปทุมธานี)
  12. Phetchabun (เพชรบูรณ์)
  13. Phichit (พิจิตร)
  14. Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก)
  15. Sukhothai (สุโขทัย)
  16. Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ)
  17. Samut Sakhon (สมุทรสาคร)
  18. Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม)
  19. Saraburi (สระบุรี)
  20. Sing Buri (สิงห์บุรี)
  21. Suphan Buri (สุพรรณบุรี)
  22. Uthai Thani (อุทัยธานี)

East

  1. Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
  2. Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี)
  3. Chon Buri (ชลบุรี)
  4. Prachin Buri (ปราจีนบุรี)
  5. Rayong (ระยอง)
  6. Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
  7. Trat (ตราด)

Sooth

  1. Chumphon (ชุมพร)
  2. Krabi (กระบี่)
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช)
  4. Narathiwat (นราธิวาส)
  5. Pattani (ปัตตานี)
  6. Phang Nga (พังงา)
  7. Phatthalung (พัทลุง)
  8. Phuket (ภูเก็ต)
  9. Ranong (ระนอง)
  10. Satun (สตูล)
  11. Songkhla (สงขลา)
  12. Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี)
  13. Trang (ตรัง)
  14. Yala (ยะลา)