Uthai Thani Province

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Location o Uthai Thani Province

Uthai Thani (Thai อุทัยธานี) is ane o the provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Nakhon Sawan, Chai Nat, Suphan Buri, Kanchanaburi an Tak.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province stretches frae the upper plains o the Chao Phraya river valley, tae muntains covered wi forests in the wast. The Sakae Krang River, a tributary o the Chao Phraya River is the main river o Uthai Thani province.

The Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary at the wastren bundary tae the province Tak an wis declared Warld Heritage Site in 1991. It covers 2,574 km², an hooses amaist aw o the forest animals o Sootheast Asie, includin tigers an elephants.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Oreeginally Mon an Lawa settled in the aurie. A first Thai settlement in the aurie wis Muang U Thai durin the Sukhothai period, but wis later abandoned when the river chynged course. Patabeut, a member o the Karen ethnicity, revived the settlement at its currect place durin the Ayutthaya period. It served as a fort protectin the bundary o the kinrick then.

Uthai Thani is maist famous as being the hametoun o the faither o Keeng Rama I. Rama I an aa renamed the ceety frae its auld name Uthai tae Uthai Thani.

In 1892 Keeng Chulalongkorn (Rama V) addit the aurie o Uthai Thani tae the Monthon Nakhon Sawan, an in 1898 formed the province.

Seembols[eedit | eedit soorce]

The provincial seal depicts the pavilion at Wat Khao Sakaekrang. It hooses the statue o Thongdee, the faither o Keeng Rama I. The muntain in the backgrund seembolizes the location o the pavilion on top o a hill.

Provincial flower is the Yellow Cotton Tree (Cochlospermum regium), provincial tree is Neem (Azadirachta indica v. siamensis).

The banner o Uthai Thani depicts the provincial seal o Uthai Thani in the middle. The yellow color in the top o the banner is the seembol color o the Chakri Dynasty, as Gowd as a precious metal is a seembol for the Thai monarchy. The green color in bottom is the seembol color o Keeng Rama I as he wis born on a Wadensday, which is associatit wi green in the Thai calendar. The text belaw the seal says Uthai Thani province.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map o Amphoe

The province is subdividit in 8 destricts (amphoe). These are further subdividit intae 70 subdestricts (tambon) an 642 veelages (muban).

  1. Mueang Uthai Thani
  2. Thap Than
  3. Sawang Arom
  4. Nong Chang
  1. Nong Khayang
  2. Ban Rai
  3. Lan Sak
  4. Huai Khot

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Coordinates: 15°22′24″N 100°02′19″E / 15.37333°N 100.03861°E / 15.37333; 100.03861