Su-ngai Kolok

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Su-ngai Kolok (Thai: สุไหงโก-ลก) is a main border town of Malaysia-Thailand Border in Narathiwat Province, Thailand. It is the capital of the Su-ngai Kolok district. As of 2005, the town (thesaban mueang) has a population of 38,612. Across the border is Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Etymology[edit]

The word Su-ngai is Malay and means River. Golok is also Malay and Indonesian language that means Traditional Sword. Therefore, Su-ngai Golok means Sword River.

History[edit]

The township was upgraded to town (thesaban mueang) status on February 20, 2004.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนแปลงฐานะเทศบาลตำบลเป็นเทศบาลเมือง. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 121 (Special 20 ง): 7–8. February 20, 2004. 

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Coordinates: 6°02′N 101°58′E / 6.033°N 101.967°E / 6.033; 101.967