Nakhon Champassak Province
|Province of Thailand|
|•||Franco-Thai War||May 9, 1941 1941|
|•||Thailand returns annexed territories to French Indochina||1946|
|Today part of|| Cambodia|
Nakhon Champassak Province (also spelled Nakorn Champassak; Thai: นครจัมปาศักดิ์; RTGS: Nakhon Champasak) was a former province in Thailand established in 1941 following the annexation of territories of French Indochina. It was dissolved in 1946.
Nakhon Champassak was one of the provinces created as a result of the Franco-Thai War when Vichy France agreed to cede Meluprey and Thala Barivat province from Cambodia and the cis-Mekong part of Champassak Province from Laos to Thailand. The two sections were merged to form Nakhon Champassak Province.
After World War II ended with the victory of the Allies, the post-war administration in France threatened to block Axis-aligned Thailand's admission into the newly formed UN. Finally in 1946 this province was dissolved and returned to France.
Nakhon Champassak was divided into five districts (amphoe) and a minor district (king amphoe). The list below are the districts of the province. The one in italics is a minor district.
|1||Mueang Nakhon Champassak||เมืองนครจัมปาศักดิ์|
- Lan Chang Province
- Phra Tabong Province
- Phibunsongkhram Province
- Franco-Thai relations
- Cambodian-Thai border dispute
- Grabowsky, Volker. Regions and National Integration in Thailand 1892-1992. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1995.