Sisaket (town)

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Sisaket
ศรีสะเกษ
Nickname(s): Sri Nakhon Lamduan (สนามกีฬาศรีนครลำดวน)
Sisaket is located in Thailand
Sisaket
Sisaket
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 15°06′25″N 104°19′46″E / 15.10694°N 104.32944°E / 15.10694; 104.32944
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Sisaket Province
Districts of Thailand Mueang Sisaket District
Population (2008)
 • Total 39,679
Thai highway Thai Highway-221.svg Thai Highway-226.svg
This article is about the town Sisaket. For other uses, see Sisaket (disambiguation).

Sisaket (Thai: ศรีสะเกษ) is the town (thesaban mueang) in Northeast Thailand that is the capital of Sisaket province. It covers the complete subdistricts (tambon) Mueang Nuea and Mueang Tai and parts of Nong Khrok, Phon Kha, Ya Plong and Pho, all in Mueang Sisaket District. As of 2008 has a population of 39,679.[1]

Si is the Thai honorific derived from the Sanskrit title of veneration Sri, and Sisaket is sometimes transliterated as Srisaket, Sri Saket, Si Saket, or Si Sa Ket. The traditional name is Sri Nakhon Lamduan (ศรีนครลำดวน), honored in the name of the Sri Nakhon Lamduan Stadium (สนามกีฬาศรีนครลำดวน), home ground of the Sisaket F.C.

History[edit]

The municipality was created in 1936, then named Khu Khan, which was then the name of the province.[2] In 1939 it was renamed to Sisaket, following the rename of the province the year before.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Sisaket, a thoroughly modern city, is on the northeastern railway line from Bangkok's grand central station, Hua Lamphong Railway Station (หัวลำโพง) to Warin Chamrap (วารินชำราบ), and also has frequent service to and from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (often called Mo Chit Mai หมอชิดใหม่), with bus connections to all the northern and northeastern provinces.

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Coordinates: 15°06′25″N 104°19′46″E / 15.10694°N 104.32944°E / 15.10694; 104.32944