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Sing Buri Province

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Sing Buri (Thai: สิงห์บุรี) is ane o the central provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Nakhon Sawan, Lop Buri, Ang Thong, Suphan Buri and Chai Nat.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird Sing oreeginates frae the Sanskrit wird Singh meanin lion, an the wird buri frae Sanskrit Puri meanin toun or ceety. Hence the name o the province literally means Ceety o Lion.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sing Buri is locatit in the flat river plain o the Chao Phraya river valley.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie o Singburi hauld an important position in early Thai history syne Dvaravati period doun tae Ayutthaya period. umwhile the province separatit intae 3 sma provinces - In Buri, Prom Buri an Sing Buri - which wur unified bi Keeng Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1895.

Seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial seal shows the fort o Khai Bangrachan, a historical monument. When the Burmese attacked Ayutthaya in 1765, eleven veelagers frae Bangrachan fought the airmy when it stopped north o Ayutthaya. They managed tae delay them for five month afore they wur finally defeatit, suin thereefter Ayutthaya fell as well. Annually on Februar 4 a ceremony is held in remembrance o these local heroes. This story wis an aa made intae a movie in Thailand.

Provincial tree is the Red Sandalwood Tree (Adenanthera pavonina).

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Amphoe
Map o Amphoe

The province is subdividit intae 6 destricts (amphoe). The destricts are further subdividit intae 43 communes (tambon) an 363 veelages (muban).

  1. Mueang Sing Buri
  2. Bang Rachan
  3. Khai Bang Rachan
  1. Phrom Buri
  2. Tha Chang
  3. In Buri

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Coordinates: 14°53′35″N 100°24′42″E / 14.89306°N 100.41167°E / 14.89306; 100.41167