Sisaket

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Sisaket

ศรีสะเกษ
Town
เทศบาลเมืองศรีสะเกษ
Official seal of Sisaket
Seal
Sisaket is located in Thailand
Sisaket
Sisaket
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 15°06′25″N 104°19′46″E / 15.10694°N 104.32944°E / 15.10694; 104.32944
CountryThailand
ProvinceSisaket
DistrictMueang Sisaket
Government
 • MayorChattamongkoi Angkasakulkiat
Area
 • Total36.66 km2 (14.15 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total39,679
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postcode
33000
Area code(+66) 45
Thai highwayThai Highway-221.svg Thai Highway-226.svg
Websitewww.musisaket.go.th

Sisaket (Thai: ศรีสะเกษ, RTGSsisaket, pronounced [sǐː sàʔ kèːt]) is the town (thesaban mueang) in northeast Thailand that is the capital of Sisaket Province. It incorporates sub-districts (tambon) Mueang Nuea and Mueang Tai and parts of Nong Khrok, Phon Kha, Ya Plong, and Pho, all in Mueang Sisaket District. As of 2008 it had a population of 39,679.[1]

Si is the Thai honorific derived from the Sanskrit title of veneration sri, and Sisaket is sometimes transliterated as Srisaket, Sri Saket, Si Saket, or Si Sa Ket. The traditional name is Sri Nakhon Lamduan (ศรีนครลำดวน), honored in the name of the Sri Nakhon Lamduan Stadium (สนามกีฬาศรีนครลำดวน), home ground of the Sisaket F.C.

History[edit]

The municipality was created in 1936, then named Khu Khan, which was then the name of the province.[2] In 1939 it was renamed Sisaket, following the renaming of the province the year before.[3]

Transport[edit]

Sisaket is on the northeastern railway line from Bangkok's central station, Hua Lamphong Railway Station (หัวลำโพง) to Warin Chamrap District (วารินชำราบ), and also has frequent service to and from Bangkok's Northern Bus Terminal (Mo Chit Mai หมอชิดใหม่), with bus connections to all the northern and northeastern provinces.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on June 20, 2009.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งเทศบาลเมืองขุขันธ์ จังหวัดขุขันธ์ พุทธศักราช ๒๔๗๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 53 (0 ก): 806–810. 1936-11-29.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามเทศบาลเมืองขุขันธ์ จังหวัดขุขันธ์ เป็นเทศบาลเมืองศรีสะเกษ จังหวัดศรีสะเกษ พุทธศีกราช ๒๔๘๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (0 ก): 968. 1939-03-06.

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Coordinates: 15°06′25″N 104°19′46″E / 15.10694°N 104.32944°E / 15.10694; 104.32944