Sa Kaeo Province
Countryside in Sa Kaeo Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Sa Kaeo Province
|Capital||Sa Kaeo town|
|• Governor||Sanit Naksuksi (since 2008)|
|• Total||7,195 km2 (2,778 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 28th|
|• Rank||Ranked 50th|
|• Density rank||Ranked 65th|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
|ISO 3166 code||TH-27|
Sa Kaeo (Thai: สระแก้ว) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. It is in the east of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from south clockwise) Chanthaburi, Chachoengsao, Prachinburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Buriram. To the east it borders Banteay Meanchey and Battambang of Cambodia.
Sa Kaeo became a province in 1993, when the six districts Sa Kaeo, Khlong Hat, Wang Nam Yen, Aranya Prathet, Ta Phraya and Watthana Nakhon of Prachinburi were elevated to provincial status. It is thus one of the four newest provinces of Thailand, together with Amnat Charoen, Nong Bua Lamphu, and most recently, Bueng Kan.
In 1979 Sa Kaeo Refugee Camp was established to the northwest of Sa Kaeo town.
The north of the province is covered with the forested mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range and the Dangrek Mountains. To the south are the foothills of the Cardamom Mountains, which are mostly deforested.
The provincial seal shows the sun rising over archaeological ruins, Prasart Kao Noi Si Chom Poo, an important Khmer temple. The rising sun symbolizes the location of the province in the east. In the front is a Buddha image in a pond with lotus flowers.
The provincial slogan is The frontier of the east, beautiful forests and splendid waterfalls, plenty of ancient civilisations, and the commercial venue between Thailand and Cambodia.
- "Population of the Kingdom" (PDF). Department of Provincial Affairs (DOPA) Thailand (in Thai). 2014-12-31. Retrieved 19 Mar 2015.
- Sa Kaeo travel guide from Wikivoyage
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Sa Kaeo.|
- Province page from the Tourist Authority of Thailand
- Website of the province
- Sa Kaeo provincial map, coat of arms and postal stamp
||Nakhon Ratchasima Province||Buriram Province|
|Prachinburi Province||Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia|
|Chachoengsao Province||Chanthaburi Province||Battambang Province, Cambodia|