Samut Sakhon Province
Samut Sakhon is locatit at the mouth o the Tha Chin Klong river, a distributary o the Chao Phraya river, tae the Gulf o Thailand. At the coast tae the sea are mony fields uised for sea salt production.
The auldest name o the aurie is Tha Chin, probably referrin tae the fact that it wis a tradin port whaur Cheenese junks arrived. In 1548 the ceety Sakhon Buri wis established, an wis renamed in 1704 tae Mahachai efter the khlong Mahachai which wis dug then an connectit wi the Tha Chin river near the toun. It wis renamed bi Keeng Mongkut tae its current name, housomeivver the auld name Mahachai is still sometimes uised bi the locals.
Provincial tree is the Devil Tree (Alstonia scholaris). The provincial slogan is Fishin Ceety, Factory Toun, Agricultural Grund, Historic Site
Aathegither there are 7 municipal (thesaban) auries athin the province - Samut Sakhon is the ae ceety (thesaban nakhon), Krathum Baen an Om Noi are the twa touns (thesaban mueang), an there are further 4 tounships (thesaban tambon). The non-municipal auries are administrated bi 30 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).