Songkhla

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Songkhla (Thai: สงขลา, pronounced [sǒŋ.kʰlǎː]) is a ceety (thesaban nakhon) in the Songkhla Province o soothren Thailand, near the border wi Malaysie. As o 2006 it haed a population o 75,048. The ceety is a pairt o Greater Hatyai-Songkhla Metropolitan Aurie.

Despite being smawer than the neighborin ceety Hat Yai, Songkhla is the caipital o Songkhla Province as well as the Mueang Songkhla destrict (Songkhla Toun destrict).

Due tae its location at the openin o the big Songkhla lake tae the Gulf o Thailand, Songkhla is a fishin toun an an' a' an important harbour. It is the major seaport on the east side o the Isthmus o Kra.

Songkhla wis sometimes kent as Singgora or Singora (Ceety o Lions).

Naga Head at Song Thale Park, Laem Son On, Songkhla Ceety

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

On December 8, 1941, oors efter the bombin o Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese Airmy landit here an proceedit sooth towards Perlis an Penang as pairt o the Malayan campaign which culminatit in the capture o Singapore.

Synee 2003 Songhkla haes been affectit bi the Muslim haurd-line militant insurgency in neighborin Narathiwat, Pattani, an Yala.[1]

Population[eedit | eedit soorce]

Although the majority is Buddhist, there is a lairge proportion o Muslims in Songkhla, especially in the rural auries fringin the Malaysian border. These Muslims speak a Malay-based leid which haes some Thai influence in the form o wirds borraed frae the Thai leid.[2]

Songkhla's destrict (Amphoe) haes five Tambon Administrative Organizations (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล). Songkhla toun takes up the whole o Bo Yang diveesion.

No. Name Thai Veelages Inhab.
1. Bo Yang บ่อยาง - 74,875
2. Khao Rup Chang เขารูปช้าง 10 38,662
3. Ko Taeo เกาะแต้ว 9 10,608
4. Phawong พะวง 8 24,130
5. Thung Wang ทุ่งหวัง 10 10,343
6. Ko Yo เกาะยอ 9 4,454

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Coordinates: 7°12′22″N 100°35′48″E / 7.20611°N 100.59667°E / 7.20611; 100.59667