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Nakhon Phanom province

Capital:Nakhon Phanom
Area:5,512.7 km²
Ranked 39th
Inhabitants:683,692 (2001)
Ranked 34th
Pop. density:124 inh./km²
Ranked 35th
ISO 3166-2:TH-48

Nakhon Phanom (Thai นครพนม) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from south clockwise) Mukdahan, Sakhon Nakhon and Nong Khai. To the north-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 name Nakhon Phanom, meaning city of mountains, was given to the city by King Rama I.


The provincial seal shows the pagoda of Phra Thart Phanom in Amphoe Thad Phanom. This highly revered religious building was originally constructed around 535 BC.

Provincial tree as well as flower is Fagraea fragrans.

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Nakhon Phanom
  2. Pla Pak
  3. Tha Uthen
  4. Ban Phaeng
  5. That Phanom
  6. Renu Nakhon
  1. Na Kae
  2. Si Singkhram
  3. Na Wa
  4. Phon Sawan
  5. Na Thom
  1. Wang Yang

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