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 Home > About Thailand > Subdivisions of Thailand > Provinces of Thailand

Provinces of Thailand

Thailand is divided into 76 provinces (Thai: จังหวัด, changwat, singular and plural), which are grouped into 5 groups of provinces - sometimes the East and Central are grouped together. The name of the province is the same as that of the capital city, which is sometimes preceded with a Mueang (or Muang) to avoid confusion with the province. With the exception of Songkhla the capital is also the biggest city in the province.

Map showing the 76 provinces of ThailandBangkok is both the province with the highest population and the highest population density. The biggest province by area is Nakhon Ratchasima, the smallest Samut Songkhram. Mae Hong Son has the lowest population density, Ranong the lowest population (numbers according to 2000 census).

Each province is administered by a governor, who is appointed by the Ministry of the Interior. The only exception is Bangkok, in which the governor is elected.

The provinces are subdivided into 795 districts (amphoe, อำเภอ) and 81 minor districts (king amphoe, กิ่งอำเภอ). The fifty districts of Bangkok are called khet (เขต), but even in official documents are sometimes misnamed as amphoe. The number of districts in the provinces varies, from just three in the smallest provinces up to the fifty in Bangkok. Further subdivision levels are tambon (communes or sub-districts) and mubaan (villages).

List of provinces

North
  1. Chiang Mai (เชียงใหม่)
  2. Chiang Rai (เชียงราย)
  3. Kamphaeng Phet (กำแพงเพชร)
  4. Lampang (ลำปาง)
  5. Lamphun (ลำพูน)
  6. Mae Hong Son (แม่ฮ่องสอน)
  7. Nakhon Sawan (นครสวรรค์)
  8. Nan (น่าน)
  9. Phayao (พะเยา)
  10. Phetchabun (เพชรบูรณ์)
  11. Phichit (พิจิตร)
  12. Phitsanulok (พิษณุโลก)
  13. Phrae (แพร่)
  14. Sukhothai (สุโขทัย)
  15. Tak (ตาก)
  16. Uthai Thani (อุทัยธานี)
  17. Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)

North-East

  1. Amnat Charoen (อำนาจเจริญ)
  2. Buri Ram (บุรีรัมย์)
  3. Chaiyaphum (ชัยภูมิ)
  4. Kalasin (กาฬสินธุ์)
  5. Khon Kaen (ขอนแก่น)
  6. Loei (เลย)
  7. Maha Sarakham (มหาสารคาม)
  8. Mukdahan (มุกดาหาร)
  9. Nakhon Phanom (นครพนม)
  10. Nakhon Ratchasima (นครราชสีมา)
  11. Nongbua Lamphu (หนองบัวลำภู)
  12. Nong Khai (หนองคาย)
  13. Roi Et (ร้อยเอ็ด)
  14. Sakon Nakhon (สกลนคร)
  15. Si Sa Ket (ศรีสะเกษ)
  16. Surin (สุรินทร์)
  17. Ubon Ratchathani (อุบลราชธานี)
  18. Udon Thani (อุดรธานี)
  19. Yasothon (ยโสธร)

Central

  1. Ang Thong (อ่างทอง)
  2. Ayutthaya (พระนครศรีอยุธยา)
  3. Bangkok (กรุงเทพฯ)
  4. Chainat (ชัยนาท)
  5. Kanchanaburi (กาญจนบุรี)
  6. Lopburi (ลพบุรี)
  7. Nakhon Nayok (นครนายก)
  8. Nakhon Pathom (นครปฐม)
  9. Nonthaburi (นนทบุรี)
  10. Pathum Thani (ปทุมธานี)
  11. Phetchaburi (เพชรบุรี)
  12. Prachuap Khiri Khan (ประจวบคีรีขันธ์)
  13. Ratchaburi (ราชบุรี)
  14. Samut Prakan (สมุทรปราการ)
  15. Samut Sakhon (สมุทรสาคร)
  16. Samut Songkhram (สมุทรสงคราม)
  17. Saraburi (สระบุรี)
  18. Sing Buri (สิงห์บุรี)
  19. Suphanburi (สุพรรณบุรี)

East

  1. Chachoengsao (ฉะเชิงเทรา)
  2. Chanthaburi (จันทบุรี)
  3. Chonburi (ชลบุรี)
  4. Prachinburi (ปราจีนบุรี)
  5. Rayong (ระนอง)
  6. Sa Kaeo (สระแก้ว)
  7. Trat (ตราด)

South

  1. Chumphon (ชุมพร)
  2. Krabi (กระบี่)
  3. Nakhon Si Thammarat (นครศรีธรรมราช)
  4. Narathiwat (นราธิวาส)
  5. Pattani (ปัตตานี)
  6. Phang Nga (พังงา)
  7. Phattalung (พัทลุง)
  8. Phuket (ภูเก็ต)
  9. Ranong (ระนอง)
  10. Satun (สตูล)
  11. Songkhla (สงขลา)
  12. Surat Thani (สุราษฎร์ธานี)
  13. Trang (ตรัง)
  14. Yala (ยะลา)

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