divided in 75 provinces (called changwat both at
singular and plural), grouped in 5 groups of
provinces and Bangkok as capital.
Each province is
divided in small districts – there were 795
districts (Amphoe) in 2000, 81 districts (king
Amphoe) and 50 districts of Bangkok (khet). Despite
these, some parts of the provinces from the
Bangkok’s neighbouring are considered as part of the
Big Bangkok (Prari Monthon).
These provinces include Samut Prakan, Nonthaburi, Samut Sakhon, Pathum Thani,
Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom. The name of each
capital of the provinces (mueang) is the same as the
For example, the
capital of the Chiang Mai province is amphoe mueang Chiang
Mai. The 75 Thailand Provinces are: in North:
Lampang, Phrae, Tak, Uttaradit, Chiang Eai, Lamphun, Uthai
Thani, Phayao, Phitchit, Sukhothai, Nan, Mae Hong Son,
Nakhon Sawan, Phitsanulok, Petchabun and Kamphaeng Phet. In
East: Chon Buri, Trat, Rayong, Chachoengsao, Sa Kaeo,
Chantaburi, Prachin Buri.
In South, the Thailand provinces are: Phuket, Phang
Nga, Chumphon, Ranong, Yala, Krabi, Thammarat, Satun,
Trang, Pattani, Narathiwat, Surat Thani, Phatthalung,
Nakhon Si Thammarat and Songkhla. The Thailand
provinces from North-East are:
Buri Ra, Udon Thani,
Kalasin, Yasothon, Si Sa Ket, Mukdahan, Surin, Loei,
Nong Khai, Udon Thani, Amnat Charoen, Roi Et,
Chaiyaphum, Ubon Ratchathani, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon
Nakhon, Khon Kaen, Maha Sarakham, Nong Bua Lamphu
and Nakhon Ratchasima.
In Centre, the Thailand
provinces are: Sing Buri, Samut Songkhram, Ang
Thong, Nonthaburi, Suphan Buri, Samut Prakan, Chai
Nat, Bangkok, Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi, Lop Buri,
Ratchaburi, Pathum Thani, Saraburi, Kanchanaburi,
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Nakhon Pathom, Nakhon
Nayok and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In Thailand,
Sukhothai means the luck’s aurora; .
province is the capital of the homonym province. On January
25, 1964, it was declared UNESCO monument. Bangkok has one
of the longest names in the world, for a city:
Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin
Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani
Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit
Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit.
The province has a population of
about 8. 540.000 inhabitants and is one of the
most popular tourist destinations in the world, a
commercial and economic centre that can compete with
Singapore and Hong Kong.
With a population of about 1.550.000 people, Chiang
Mai is one of the biggest Thailand provinces.
Beside the mentioned number, about 170.000 are
living in the Chiang Mai’s surroundings, with the
rest divided in 21 districts from Chiang Mai and two
80% of the Chiang Mai people are locals born here
and speaking a dialect that easily varies of the
The rest of 20% is represented by other Thai people and
foreign people that moved to Chiang Mai for a job, study or
retirement. About the Thailand province Chiang Mai it is
said to be a city of a distinct beauty, and with a self
cultural heritage. Together with the numerous antique
temples, the nature added its own imperial works to compose
a symphony that attracts national and international