Prachinburi Province

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Prachin Buri
ปราจีนบุรี
Province
Official seal of Prachin Buri
Seal
Map of Thailand highlighting Prachin Buri Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Prachin Buri Province
Country  Thailand
Capital Prachinburi town
Government
 • Governor Ukrit Phuengsopha (since 2015)
Area
 • Total 4,762.4 km2 (1,838.8 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 45th
Population (2014)
 • Total 479,314[1]
 • Rank Ranked 61st
 • Density rank Ranked 51st
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
ISO 3166 code TH-25

Prachin Buri (Thai: ปราจีนบุรี, rtgsPrachin Buri, pronounced [prāː.t͡ɕīːn bū.rīː]) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.

Geography[edit]

The province is divided into two major parts, the low river valley of the Prachin Buri River, and the higher lands with plateaus and mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range, the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains. In those areas are also two national parks, Khao Yai and Tab Larn National Park.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Prachinburi(1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 33.2
(91.8)
34.9
(94.8)
36.3
(97.3)
36.8
(98.2)
35.1
(95.2)
33.8
(92.8)
33.2
(91.8)
32.8
(91)
32.7
(90.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.2
(90)
33.87
(92.97)
Average low °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
22.7
(72.9)
24.3
(75.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.3
(77.5)
25.2
(77.4)
24.9
(76.8)
24.9
(76.8)
24.7
(76.5)
24.5
(76.1)
23.0
(73.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.84
(74.92)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7.7
(0.303)
15.8
(0.622)
49.9
(1.965)
118.0
(4.646)
231.0
(9.094)
223.5
(8.799)
271.9
(10.705)
358.5
(14.114)
349.4
(13.756)
160.9
(6.335)
31.7
(1.248)
5.0
(0.197)
1,823.3
(71.784)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 5 10 18 19 21 23 21 15 4 1 140
Average relative humidity (%) 65 67 69 73 79 81 82 82 83 78 68 63 74.2
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Symbols[edit]

The provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree. It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago in the temple Wat Si Maha Phot. The provincial colors are red and yellow. Red symbolises the land and yellow, Buddhism.

The provincial tree is the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa). The provincial flower is the cork tree (Millingtonia hortensis).

Administrative divisions[edit]

The province is divided into seven districts (amphoe). These are further subdivided into 65 sub-districts (tambon) and 658 villages (muban).

* Mueang Prachinburi (1)
* Kabin Buri (2)
* Na Di (3)
* Ban Sang (6)
* Prachantakham (7)
* Si Maha Phot (8)
* Si Mahosot (9)

 Map of Amphoe

The missing numbers 4 and 5 as well as 10 to 12 are the districts split off to form Sa Kaeo Province.

Economy[edit]

Tambon Hua Wa in Si Maha Phot District is the location of a Rojana Industrial Park.[2] Among other tenants of the park, Honda Automobile (Thailand) has established a 17.2 billion baht plant there to manufacture sub-compact vehicles. The plant, opened in March 2016, has an initial production capacity of 60,000 vehicles per year. The plant is designed to build up to 120,000 vehicles per year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population of the Kingdom" (PDF). Department of Provincial Affairs (DOPA) Thailand (in Thai). 2014-12-31. Retrieved 19 Mar 2015. 
  2. ^ "Our Location". Rojana Industrial Park Public Co, Ltd. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Maikaew, Piyachart (2016-03-12). "Prachin Buri plant to kick off". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 12 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 14°2′52″N 101°22′21″E / 14.04778°N 101.37250°E / 14.04778; 101.37250