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Phitsanulok province

Area:10,815.8 km²
Ranked 16th
Inhabitants:791,652 (2001)
Ranked 27th
Pop. density:73 inh./km²
Ranked 62nd
ISO 3166-2:TH-65

Phitsanulok (Thai พิษณุโลก) is one of the provinces (changwat) of Thailand, located in the North of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from east clockwise) Loei, Phetchabun, Phichit[?], Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai, Uttaradit[?]. In the north-east it also has a short border with Laos.

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Geography Phitsanulok is also sometimes called Song Kwae, city of the two rivers. The Nan and the Kwe Noi rivers meet near the city. Three national parks are located in the province: Thung Salaeng Luang at the border to the Phetchabun province, Phu Hin Rong Kla at the border to the Loei province, and Namtok Chat Trakan, with a waterfall as the source of the Kew Noi river.

History During the reign of King Boromtrailokanat (1448-1488) Phitsanulok was the capital of the Ayutthaya kingdom. In 1555 King Naresuan the Great was born in the city.


The seal of the province shows Pra Buddha Chinnarat, which is considered one of the most beautiful Buddha images of Thailand. It is located in the Wat Mahathat temple in the city Phitsanulok. The provincial symbol flower is the Yellow Flamboyant[?] (Peltophorum pterocarpum[?]), provincial tree is Millingtonia hortensis[?].

Administrative divisions

  1. Muang Phitsanulok
  2. Nakhon Thai
  3. Chat Trakan
  4. Bang Rakam
  5. Bang Krathum
  1. Phrom Phiram
  2. Wat Bot
  3. Wang Thong
  4. Noen Maprang

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