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Phatthalung Province

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Location o the Phatthalung Province

Phatthalung (Thai: พัทลุง) is ane o the soothren provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Satun an Trang.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is locatit on the Malay Peninsula. Tae the east it borders the lairge shallow Songkhla lake, while the wast is covered bi muntains o the Nakhon Si Thammarat chain. The Khao Pu - Khao Ya Naitional Pairk is locatit in these muntains at the border tae Trang.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Phatthalung wis umwhile kent as Mardelong (Jawi: مردلوڠ) in Malay, especially durin the time when the region came unner Muslim influence.[1]

Durin the reign o King Ramathibodi I o the Ayutthaya Kinrick in the 14t century Phatthalung became ane o twal ryal ceeties. At the end o the 18t century King Rama I submittit the ceety tae the Meenistry o Defense, which wis responsible for aw the soothren provinces. Durin the administrative reform bi King Chulalongkorn Phatthalung became pairt o the Monthon Nakhon Si Thammarat.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. C. Skinner (1985). The Battle for Junk Ceylon: The Syair Sultan Maulana. Foris Publications. p. 272. ISBN 9067650668.