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Trang province

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Capital:Trang[?]
Area:4,941.439 km²
Ranked 44th
Inhabitants:596,673 (2001)
Ranked 40th
Pop. density:121 inh./km²
Ranked 36th
ISO 3166-2:TH-92
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Trang (also Muang Thap Thiang, Thai ตรัง) is the one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, at the western shore of the Andaman Sea. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phattalung and Sutan[?].

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Geography

The province is located on the coast of the Andaman Sea, and contains 46 islands together with the mainland area. There are only few plains, and most of the area is hills. The Khao Luang and the Banthat mountain range are the sources of the two main rivers of the province, the Trang River and the Palian River.

History

The Trang area was the first area of Thailand where rubber trees were planted, brought there by governor Phraya Ratsadanupradit Mahison Phakdi from Malaysia in 1899.

Symbols

The seal of the province shows a lighthouse bridge. The provincial symbolic flower and tree is the Green ebony (Jacaranda filicifolia[?]). The plant was imported from Australia by the same governor who also imported the rubber tree, and it quickly got the name Sri-Trang by the citizens. The provincial slogan translates to The city of Phraya Rasda; broad-hearted citizens; delicious roast pork; origin place of Para rubber; lovely Sri Trang flower; beautiful coral reefs; charming sandy beach; and wonderful waterfalls.

Administrative divisions

Amphoe
(districts)
King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Muang Trang
  2. Kantang
  3. Huai Yot
  4. Yan Ta Khao
  5. Palian
  1. Sikao
  2. Wang Wiset
  3. Na Yong
  4. Ratsada
  1. Hat Samran

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