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Buriram province

Area:10,322.9 km²
Ranked 17th
Inhabitants:1,488,278 (2001)
Ranked 6th
Pop. density:144 inh./km²
Ranked 28th

Buriram (Thai บุรีรัมย์) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from south clockwise) Srakaeo[?], Nakhon Ratchasima, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham[?] and Surin[?]. To the south-east it borders Cambodia. The name Buriram means City of happiness.

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Geography Buriram is located at the southern end of the Khorat Plateau, with several extinct volcanoes around the province.

History Buriram was a settlement from the Khmer empire, and many ruins from that time are still visible there.


The provincial seal shows the Phanom Rung sandstone castle, a Hindu shrine of the Shivaite sect. The monument was in use from the 9th till the 12th century when the Khmer Empire was overthrown from Ayutthaya. It is now a historic park. The provincial flower is the Yellow Cotton Tree[?] (Cochlospermum regium[?]), and the provincial tree is the Pink Shower[?] (Cassia grandis[?]).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Buri Ram
  2. Khu Mueang
  3. Krasang
  4. Nang Rong
  5. Nong Ki
  6. Lahan Sai
  7. Prakhon Chai
  8. Ban Kruat
  9. Phutthaisong
  10. Lam Plai Mat
  1. Satuek
  2. Pakham
  3. Na Pho
  4. Nong Hong
  5. Phlapphla Chai
  6. Huai Rat
  7. Non Suwan
  8. Ban Mai Chaiyaphot
  9. Non Din Daeng
  10. Chaloem Phra Kiat
  1. Ban Dan
  2. Khaen Dong

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