Sisaket Province

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Sisaket
ศรีสะเกษ
Statistics
Capital:Sisaket
Area:8,840.0 km²
Ranked 21st
Inhabitants:1,405,500 (2000)
Ranked 9th
Pop. density:159 inh./km²
Ranked 20th
ISO 3166-2:TH-33
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Map of Thailand highlighting Sisaket Province

Sisaket (Thai ศรีสะเกษ) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from west clockwise) Surin, Roi Et, Yasothon and Ubon Ratchathani. To the south it borders Cambodia.

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Geography

The province is located in the valley of the Mun river, a tributary of the Mekong. To the south of the province is the Dongrek mountain chain, which also forms the boundary to Cambodia.

The Khao Phra Wihan National Park covers an area of 130 km² of the Dongrek mountains in the southeast of the province. It was established on March 20 1998. It is named after the Khmer temple Khao Phra Wihan, located in Cambodia, which had been the issue of boundary dispute between the two countries and was thus unaccessible for most of recent history. At the boundary survey for the Franco-Siamese treaty of 1907 the temple was left on the Cambodian side, even though the boundary in other parts followed the watershed. In 1962 the dispute was officially settled by the International Court of Justice, confirming the 1907 boundary.

History

Due to the many ruins found in the province the area must have been an important settlement already in the times of the Khmer empire in the 12th century. According to local tradition it was called Sri Nakorn Lamduan (Nakorn is a derivative of the Khmer word Nokor) at that time, later it became known as Khu Khan. In 1759 it was promoted to city status and a governor was assigned to it. During the reign of King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). In 1938 the provincial capital was moved to Amphoe Sisaket and the province was renamed Sisaket.

Demographics

26.2% of the population are of the Khmer speaking minority.

Symbols

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Provincial seal

The provincial seal shows the Prasat Hin Ban Samo, a Khmer temple about 1000 years old, located in the Prang Ku district.

The symbol flower and tree of the province is the White Cheesewood (Melodorum fruticosum). The six leaves of the flower refer to the six original districts of the province - Kukan, Kantharalak, Uthumphon Phisai, Kanthararom, Rasi Salai and Khun Han.

Administrative divisions

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Map of Amphoe

The province is subdivided into 20 districts (Amphoe) and 2 minor districts (King Amphoe). The districts are further subdivided into 206 communes (tambon) and 2411 villages.

Amphoe King Amphoe
  1. Mueang Si Sa Ket
  2. Yang Chum Noi
  3. Kanthararom
  4. Kantharalak
  5. Khukhan
  6. Phrai Bueng
  7. Prang Ku
  8. Khun Han
  9. Rasi Salai
  10. Uthumphon Phisai

  1. Bueng Bun
  2. Huai Thap Than
  3. Non Khun
  4. Si Rattana
  5. Nam Kliang
  6. Wang Hin
  7. Phu Sing
  8. Mueang Chan
  9. Benchalak
  10. Phayu

  1. Pho Si Suwan
  2. Sila Lat

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