Su-ngai Kolok

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Su-ngai Kolok
สุไหงโกลก
Su-ngai Kolok is located in Thailand
Su-ngai Kolok
Su-ngai Kolok
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 6°2′N 101°58′E / 6.033°N 101.967°E / 6.033; 101.967
Country Thailand
Province Narathiwat
District Su-ngai Kolok
Population (2005)
 • Total 38,612

Su-ngai Kolok (Thai: สุไหงโกลก, Malay: Sungai Golok) is a border town on the Malaysia-Thailand Border in Narathiwat Province, Thailand. It is the capital of the Su-ngai Kolok District. As of 2005, the town (thesaban mueang) had a population of 38,612. Across the border is Rantau Panjang, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Etymology[edit]

The word "su-ngai" is Malay and means "river". "Golok" is also Malay and Indonesian and means "traditional sword". Therefore, Su-ngai Golok means 'sword river'.

History[edit]

The township was upgraded to town (thesaban mueang) status on 20 February 2004.[1]

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Coordinates: 6°02′N 101°58′E / 6.033°N 101.967°E / 6.033; 101.967