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Phattalung province

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Capital:Phattalung[?]
Area:3,424.5 km²
Ranked 58th
Inhabitants:502,869 (2001)
Ranked 47th
Pop. density:147 inh./km²
Ranked 25th
ISO 3166-2TH-93
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Phattalung (Thai พัทลุง) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Satun and Trang.

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Geography The province is located on the Malay Peninsula. To the east it borders the large shallow Songkhla lake, while the the west is covered by mountains.

History During the reign of King Ramathibodi I of Ayutthaya in the 14th century Phattalung became one of twelve royal cities. At the end of the 18th century King Rama I submitted the city to the Ministry of Defense. During an administrative reform by King Chulalongkorn Phattalung became part of the Nakhon Si Thammarat prefecture. In 1924 Phattalung became a prefecture of its own, and in 1933 it was converted in a province.

Demographics 11.1% of the population are muslims.

Symbols

The provincial seal shows the 250 meter high Phu Khao Ok Thalu mountain, the symbol of the province. The provincial tree as well as the provincial flower is the Sweet Shorea (Shorea roxburghii[?]).

Administrative divisions

Amphoe
(districts)
King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Phattalung
  2. King Ra
  3. Khao Chaison
  4. Tamot
  5. Khuan Khanun
  1. Pak Phayun
  2. Si Banphot
  3. Pa Bon
  4. Bang Kaeo
  5. Pa Phayom
  1. Srinagarindra

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