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Sakhon Nakhon province

Capital:Sakhon Nakhon[?]
Area:9,605.8 km²
Ranked 19th
Inhabitants: 1,036,178 (2001)
Ranked 16th
Pop. density:108 inh./km²
Ranked 43rd

Sakhon Nakhon (Thai สกลนคร) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nong Khai, Nakhon Phanom[?], Mukdahan[?], Kalasin and Udon Thani.

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Geography The province is located on the Khorat Plateau, not far from the river Mekong. The Non Hang lake near the city Sakhon Nakhon is a popular resort of the local people.


The provincial seal show the Phrathat Choeng Chum, a Lao-style chedi built during the Ayutthaya period over a Khmer style prang. The provincial tree is the banaba or Queen's Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia speciosa[?]).

Administrative divisions

  1. Mueang Sakon Nakhon
  2. Kusuman
  3. Kut Bak
  4. Phanna Nikhom
  5. Phang Khon
  6. Waritchaphum
  7. Nikhom Nam Un
  8. Wanon Niwat
  9. Kham Ta Kla
  1. Ban Muang
  2. Akat Amnuai
  3. Sawang Daen Din
  4. Song Dao
  5. Tao Ngoi
  6. Khok Si Suphan
  7. Charoen Sin
  8. Phon Na Kaeo
  9. Phu Phan

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