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Phetchabun province

Statistics
Capital:Phetchabun[?]
Area:12,668.4 km²
Ranked 9th
Inhabitants: 958,137 (2001)
Ranked 19th
Pop. density:76 inh./km²
Ranked 58th
ISO 3166-2:TH-76
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Phetchabun (Thai เพชรบูรณ์) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit[?] and Phitsanulok. The name of the province means 'plenty of diamonds' - the old name was Phuechapura, which means 'plenty of crops'.

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Geography The province is located in the broad fertile river valley of the Pa Sak river, with mountains of the Phetchabun mountain range to the east and west.

Symbols

The provincial seal show a diamond on a mountain, as diamonds are found in the province. In the front are tobacco plants as one of the crops grown in the province. The provincial tree is the Tamarind (Tamarindus indica).

Administrative divisions

Amphoe
(districts)
  1. Muang Phetchaburi
  2. Khao Yoi
  3. Nong Ya Plong
  4. Cha-am
  1. Tha Yang
  2. Ban Lat
  3. Ban Laem
  4. Kaeng Krachan

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