The name Narathiwat means The residence of good people.
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Narathiwat is one of the four Thai provinces which have a muslim majority, 82% are muslim and only 17.9% are buddhist. Also 80.4% speak the Malay language. There are some separatist movements in the province, from which terrorist attacks occasionally erupt.
The provincial seal shows a sailing boat with a white elephant on the sail. The white elephant is a royal symbol of Thailand, and is it put on the seal to commemmorate the animal called Phra Sri Nararat Rajakarini that was caught here and given to the king.|
The provincial symbol is the longkong fruit (Lansium domesticum), the provincial tree is the Chengal (Neobalanocarpus heimii) and the provincial flower is Odontadenia macrantha.