Samut Sakhon Province

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Samut Sakhon (Thai: สมุทรสาคร (Pronunciation)) is ane o the central provinces (changwat) o Thailand.

Neighborin provinces are (frae the soothwast clockwise) Samut Songkhram, Ratchaburi, Nakhon Pathom an Bangkok.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird Samut oreeginates frae the Sanskrit wird Samudra meanin ocean, an the wird sakhon frae Sanskrit sagara meanin lake.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Samut Sakhon is locatit at the mooth 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.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 whiles uised bi the locals.

Seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial seal shows a Cheenese junk in front o the coast, wi a smokin chimney. Baith refer tae the auld tradin tradeetion as well as the local industries.

Provincial tree is the Devil Tree (Alstonia scholaris). The provincial slogan is Fishin Ceety, Factory Toun, Agricultural Grund, Historic Site

Administrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cairt o Amphoe
Cairt o Amphoe

The province is subdividit intae 3 districts (Amphoe). The districts are further subdividit intae 40 communes (tambon) an 288 villages (muban).

  1. Mueang Samut Sakhon
  2. Krathum Baen
  3. Ban Phaeo

Aathegither thare 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 thare are further 4 tounships (thesaban tambon). The non-municipal auries are administrated bi 30 Tambon administrative organisations (TAO).