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Phetchabun province

{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="right" ! colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Statistics |- ||Capital:||Phetchabun |- ||Area:||valign=top|12,668.4 km²
Ranked 9th |- ||Inhabitants:||valign=top|965,784 (2000)
Ranked 19th |- ||Pop. density:||valign=top|76 inh./km²
Ranked 55th |- ||ISO 3166-2:||TH-76 |- !colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Map |- |colspan="2" align=center| |}

Phetchabun (Thai เพชรบูรณ์) is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Loei, Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Lopburi, Nakhon Sawan, Phichit and Phitsanulok. The name of the province means 'plenty of diamonds' - the old name was Phuechapura, which means 'plenty of crops'.

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


The province is located in the broad fertile river valley of the Pa Sak river, with mountains of the Phetchabun mountain range to the east and west.


The Si Thep historical park shows an ancient city dating back to the Khmer times in the 11th century.


The provincial seal show a diamond on a mountain, as diamonds are found in the province. In the front are tobacco plants as one of the crops grown in the province.

The provincial tree is the Tamarind (Tamarindus indica).

Administrative divisions

  1. Muang Phetchaburi
  2. Khao Yoi
  3. Nong Ya Plong
  4. Cha-am
  1. Tha Yang
  2. Ban Lat
  3. Ban Laem
  4. Kaeng Krachan

External links