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Sakon Nakhon Province

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Country  Thailand
Area  9,605.8 km2
Population  1,138,609
Capital  Sakon Nakhon

Sakon Nakhon Province Beautiful Landscapes of Sakon Nakhon Province

University  Sakon Nakhon Rajabhat University

Map of Sakon Nakhon Province

Sakon Nakhon (Thai: สกลนคร) is one of the northeastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Kalasin, and Udon Thani. The capital is Sakon Nakhon.

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Sakon Nakhon Province Tourist places in Sakon Nakhon Province

Etymology

Sakon Nakhon Province Culture of Sakon Nakhon Province

The word sakon originates from the Sanskrit word sakala (Devanagari: सकल) meaning "entire", "whole", or "total", and the word nakhon from Sanskrit nagara (Devanagari: नगर) meaning "town" or "city". Hence the name of the province literally means "city of cities". In the Khmer language the province would be Sakor Nokor.

Geography

Sakon Nakhon Province Festival of Sakon Nakhon Province

The province is on the Khorat Plateau, not far from the River Mekong. The Nong Han lake, the biggest natural lake of northeast Thailand, near the city of Sakon Nakhon, is a popular resort of the local people. The Phu Phan Mountains delimit the province to the south.

Symbols

Sakon Nakhon Province Festival of Sakon Nakhon Province

The provincial seal shows 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

The province is divided into 18 districts (amphoe). The districts are further subdivided into 125 communes (tambon) and 1,323 villages (muban).

References

Sakon Nakhon Province Wikipedia


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