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Rayong province

Area:3,552 km²
Ranked 57th
Inhabitants:520,082 (2001)
Ranked 46th
Pop. density:146 inh./km²
Ranked 26th
ISO 3166-2:TH-21

Rayong province (Thai spelling ระยอง) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from west clockwise) Chonburi[?] and Chanthaburi[?]. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand.

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History Still remembered by the local people is the fact that king Taksin to come to Rayong after the fall of Ayutthaya. During a short stay in Rayong he built a navy, and then went on to Chantaburi to collect his arms to fight back the Burmese.

Geography The north of the province is covered by hilly landscape, but most part is low costal plains. Several islands in the Gulf of Thailand belong to the province, including the two very touristic Ko Samet[?] and Ko Mun[?].


The seal of the province shows Ko Samet island. The provincial tree is krathing (Calophyllum inophyllum[?]).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Rayong
  2. Ban Chang
  3. Klaeng
  1. Wang Chan
  2. Ban Khai
  3. Pluak Daeng
  1. Khao Chamao
  2. Nikhom Patthana


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