Suphan Buri Province
Suphan Buri (Thai: สุพรรณบุรี) is one o the central provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighboringprovinces are (frae north clockwise) Uthai Thani, Chai Nat, Sing Buri, Ang Thong, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom an Kanchanaburi.
The wird Suphan oreeginates frae the Sanskrit wird Suvarna (Devanagari: सुवर्ण), meaning gold, an the wird buri frae Sanskrit Purī (Devanagari: पुरी), meaning toun or ceety. Hence the name o the province literally means Ceety o Gold.
The terrain o the province is maistly law river plains, wi sma muntain ranges in the north an the wast o the province. The sootheastren pairt wi the vera law plain o the Tha Cheen river is paddy rice farmin aurie.
Suphan Buri might be the site of the legendary Suvarnabhumi, which is mentioned in vera auld Buddhist writins. Housomeivver the first confirmed historical settlement wis in the Dvaravati period, when the city was known as Mueang Thawarawadi Si Suphannaphumi. Its foondin did take place 877-882. Later it wis cawed U Thong, an wis the hame ceety o Prince U Thong, the foonder o the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Keeng Khun Luang Pha Ngua finally gave it the current name. Suphan Buri wis an important border ceety, an an' a' the location o several battles wi the neighborin Burmese.
Provincial tree is the Ebony Tree (Diospyros mollis), มะเกลือ.
- The Siam Society: Miscellaneous Articles Written for the JSS by His Late Highness Prince Damrong. The Siam Society, Bangkok, B.E. 2505 (1962)