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Nakhon Ratchasima province

Capital:Nakhon Ratchasima
Area:20,494.0 km²
Ranked 1st
Inhabitants:2,550,204 (2001)
Ranked 2nd
Pop. density:124 inh./km²
Ranked 33th
ISO 3166-2:TH-30

Nakhon Ratchasima (often shortened to Khorat, Thai นครราชสีมา) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (clockwise, from north) Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Buriram, Srakaeo, Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, Lopburi.

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


The province is located on the western end of the Khorat Plateau. Two national parks are in the province - the Khao Yai in the west and the Thab Lan in the south.


The area around Korat was an important center already in the times of the Khmer empire in the 11th century, as can be seen by the temple ruins in the Phimai historical park.


The provincial seal shows a monument of Thao Suranaree (1772-1852), the local hero of the province. She was the wife of the governmental councillor, when in 1826 she gathered the local people to assist the Thai army to fight the Laotian king Anuwong. King Rama III gave her the honorary title Tao Suranaree in recognition of her bravery.

The provincial tree is Millettia leucantha

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Muang Nakhon Ratchasima
  2. Khon Buri
  3. Soeng Sang
  4. Khong
  5. Ban Lueam
  6. Chakkarat
  7. Chok Chai
  8. Dan Khun Thot
  9. Non Thai
  10. Non Sung
  11. Kham Sakaesaeng
  12. Bua Yai
  13. Prathai
  1. Pak Thong Chai
  2. Phimai
  3. Huai Thalaeng
  4. Chum Phuang
  5. Sung Noen
  6. Kham Thale So
  7. Sikhio
  8. Pak Chong
  9. Nong Bunnak
  10. Kaeng Sanam Nang
  11. Non Daeng
  12. Wang Nam Khiao
  13. Chaloem Phra Kat
  1. Thepharat
  2. Mueang Yang
  3. Phra Thong Kham
  4. Lam Thamenchai
  5. Bua Lai
  6. Sida

External links