Suphan Buri Province

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Suphan Buri (Thai: สุพรรณบุรี) is ane 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.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wird Suphan oreeginates frae the Sanskrit wird Suvarna (Devanagari: सुवर्ण), meanin gold, an the wird buri frae Sanskrit Purī (Devanagari: पुरी), meanin toun or ceety. Hence the name o the province literally means Ceety o Gold.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Suphan Buri might be the site o the legendary Suvarnabhumi, which is mentioned in vera auld Buddhist writins.[1] Housomeivver the first confirmed historical dounset wis in the Dvaravati period, when the ceety wis kent as Mueang Thawarawadi Si Suphannaphumi. Its foondin did tak 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 gae it the current name. Suphan Buri wis an important mairch ceety, an an' a' the location o several battles wi the neighborin Burmese.

Seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial seal shows the elephant battle atween Keeng Naresuan the Great an the croun prince o Burma in 1592, which teuk place in Suphan Buri.

Provincial tree is the Ebony Tree (Diospyros mollis), มะเกลือ.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. The Siam Society: Miscellaneous Articles Written for the JSS by His Late Highness Prince Damrong. The Siam Society, Bangkok, B.E. 2505 (1962)