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The province is located on the Malay Peninsula. To the east it borders the large shallow Songkhla lake, while the west is covered by mountains.
During the reign of King Ramathibodi I of the Ayutthaya kingdom in the 14th century Phattalung became one of twelve royal cities. At the end of the 18th century King Rama I submitted the city to the Ministry of Defense. During an administrative reform by King Chulalongkorn Phattalung became part of the Nakhon Si Thammarat prefecture. In 1924 Phattalung became a prefecture of its own, and in 1933 it was converted in a province.
11.1% of the population are muslims.
The provincial seal shows the 250 meter high Phu Khao Ok Thalu mountain, the symbol of the province. |
The provincial tree as well as the provincial flower is the Sweet Shorea (Shorea roxburghii).