Phibunsongkhram Province

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Phibunsongkhram Province
Province of Thailand

Flag Coat of arms
Flag Coat of arms
Location of Phibunsongkhram Province
Phibunsongkhram is shaded blue
Capital Sisophon
 •  Franco-Thai War May 9, 1941
 •  Thailand returns annexed territories to French Indochina 1946
Today part of  Cambodia
Territorial claims of Thailand in neighbouring states which were used as a justification for the annexation

Phibunsongkhram Province (Thai: พิบูลสงคราม) was a former province of Thailand that existed between 1941 and 1946. It was created as a result of the annexation of Cambodian territory by Thailand following the 1940-41 Franco-Thai war. This province was named after Plaek Phibunsongkhram, prime minister of Thailand at that time.[1]


The province was formed in 1941 after France ceded Siem Reap (excluding Siem Reap town and the Angkor Wat ruins[2] ), Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey provinces to Thailand as a result of the Franco-Thai war.[3] The province was dissolved in 1946 and returned to France after the post-war French government threatened to veto Thailand's entry into the UN.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Phibunsongkhram was divided into six districts (amphoe):

Name Thai corresponding to Cambodian
1 Phairirayodet ไพรีระย่อเดช Puok District
2 Kalantha Buri กลันทบุรี Kralanh District
3 Phrom Khan พรหมขันธ์ ?
4 Kriangsakphichit เกรียงศักดิ์พิชิต Samraong District
5 Wari Saen วารีแสน Varin District
6 Chom Krasan จอมกระสานต์ Choam Khsant District

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thailand's War With Vichy France
  2. ^ "Regional Flag 1941-1945 (Thailand)". Flags of the World. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  3. ^ Ratchakitcha access date 20 May 2013

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Coordinates: 14°00′N 103°30′E / 14.000°N 103.500°E / 14.000; 103.500