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Chonburi province

{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="right" ! colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Statistics |- ||Capital:||Chonburi |- ||Area:||valign=top|4,363.0 km²
Ranked 51st |- ||Inhabitants:||valign=top|1,040,865 (2000)
Ranked 16th |- ||Pop. density:||valign=top|239 inh./km²
Ranked 13th |- ||ISO 3166-2:||TH-20 |- !colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Map |- |colspan="2" align=center| |}

Chonburi (Thai ชลบุรี) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi and Rayong. To the west is the Gulf of Thailand.


The province is located at the Bight of Bangkok, the northern end of the Gulf of Thailand. A mountain range stretches from the north-west to the south-east of the province, while the fertile plains of the north were long used for farming.


Until the 1950s Pattaya was a small fishing village, but during the Vietnam war the American troops had a base nearby, and Pattaya became a popular R&R location. The city grew quickly and became the prime tourist location in Thailand.


The provincial seal shows the hill Kao Sam Muk, on which a holy joss-house is located. The local people believe that the spirit of that mountain protects the fishermen from harm.

Provincial tree as well as flower is the Padouk (Plerocapus indicus).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Chon Buri
  2. Ban Bueng
  3. Nong Yai
  4. Bang Lamung
  5. Phan Thong
  1. Phanat Nikhom
  2. Si Racha
  3. Ko Sichang
  4. Sattahip
  5. Bo Thong
  1. Ko Chan

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