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Amnat Charoen province

Capital:Amnat Charoen
Area:3,161.2 km²
Ranked 60th
Inhabitants:356,775 (2001)
Ranked 64th
Pop. density:113 inh./km²
Ranked 42nd
ISO 3166-2:TH-37

Amnat Charoen (Thai อำนาจเจริญ) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from south clockwise) Ubon Ratchathani, Yasothon and Mukdahan. To the east it borders Laos.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 History
3 Symbols
4 Administrative divisions
5 External links


The province is located at the valley of the river Mekong. The other two rivers in the province are the Lam Sae Bok and Lam Sae Bai.


Amnat Charoen became city status during the reign of King Rama III, first administrated from Nakhon Khemarat, later from Ubon Ratchathani. It became a province by itself on January 12, 1993, when it split off from the province Ubon Ratchathani.


In the middle of the provincial seal is a image of Buddha called Phra Mongkol Ming Muang. Also known as Phra Yai (Big Buddha), this 20m high statue is the most sacred one in the city of Amnat Charoen. To the left and right are two trees, to the bottom two elephants.

Provincial tree is Hopea ferrea.

Administrative divisions

  1. Mueang Amnat Charoen
  2. Chanuman
  3. Pathum Ratchawongsa
  4. Phana
  1. Senangkhanikhom
  2. Hua Taphan
  3. Lue Amnat

External links