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Phetchaburi province

Area:6,225.1 km²
Ranked 36th
Inhabitants:431,482 (2001)
Ranked 59th
Pop. density:69 inh./km²
Ranked 65th
ISO 3166-2:TH-70

Phetchaburi (often short Phet'buri, Thai เพชรบุรี) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the west it borders Myanmar.

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


Phetchaburi is located at the northern end of the Malay Peninsula, with the Gulf of Thailand to the East and the Tanaosi mountain range forming the boundary to Myanmar. Except these border mountains most of the province is a flat plain area.


Phetchaburi is an old royal city, dating back to the Mon of the 8th century.

King Mongkut built a palace near the city of Phetchaburi, commonly known as Khao Wong, but its official name is Phra Nakhon Khiri.


The provincial seal shows the Khao Wong palace in the background. In front are rice fields bordered by two palm tree, symbolizing the major crops in the province.

Provincial tree is Eugenia cumini.

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Phetchaburi
  2. Khao Yoi
  3. Nong Ya Plong
  4. Cha-am
  1. Tha Yang
  2. Ban Lat
  3. Ban Laem
  1. Kaeng Krachan

External links