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Kalasin province

Statistics
Capital:Kalasin
Area:6,946.7 km²
Ranked 29th
Inhabitants:919,232 (2001)
Ranked 21st
Pop. density:132 inh./km²
Ranked 30th
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Kalasin (Thai กาฬสินธุ์) is one of the provinces (changwat) of Thailand, located in the North-East of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Sakhon Nakhon, Mukdahan[?], Roi Et[?], Maha Sarakham[?], Khon Kaen, Udon Thani.

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Geography

Most of the province is covered by hilly landscape. In the north is the Lam Pao dam built 1963-68, storing 1,430 million of water for flood prevention and agriculture. At the border to the Sakhon Nakhon province is the Phu Phan mountain range, which is preserved as a national park.

History

Archeological excavations showed that the Lawa tribe already lived in the area in prehistoric times 1600 years ago. However, the first town was founded in 1793.

Symbols

The seal of the province shows a pond in front of the mountains which form the boundary of the province. The water in the pond is black, as the name Kalasin means "black water". The big clouds as well as the water symbolize the fertility of the province. The provincial flower is Payorm or Sweet shorea (Shorea roxburghii[?]), and the provincial tree is Sa-mae-san (Cassia garrettiana[?]).

Administrative divisions

Amphoe
(districts)
King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Muang Kalasin
  2. Na Mon
  3. Kamalasai
  4. Rong Kham
  5. Kuchinarai
  6. Khao Wong
  7. Yang Talat
  1. Huai Mek
  2. Sahatsakhan
  3. Kham Muang
  4. Tha Khantho
  5. Nong Kung Si
  6. Somdet
  7. Huai Phueng
  1. Sam Chai
  2. Na Khu
  3. Don Chan
  4. Khong Chai

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