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Rayong province

{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="right" ! colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Statistics |- ||Capital:||Rayong |- ||Area:||valign=top|3,552.0 km²
Ranked 57th |- ||Inhabitants:||valign=top|522,133 (2000)
Ranked 45th |- ||Pop. density:||valign=top|147 inh./km²
Ranked 25th |- ||ISO 3166-2:||TH-21 |- !colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Map |- |colspan="2" align=center| |}

Rayong province (Thai spelling ระยอง) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from west clockwise) Chonburi and Chanthaburi. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand.

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


Still remembered by the local people is the fact that king Taksin came to Rayong after the fall of Ayutthaya. During a short stay in Rayong he built a navy, and then went on to Chantaburi to collect his arms to fight back the Burmese.


The north of the province is covered by hilly landscape, but most part is low coastal plains. Several islands in the Gulf of Thailand belong to the province, including the two very touristic Ko Samet and Ko Mun.


The seal of the province shows Ko Samet island. The provincial tree is krathing (Calophyllum inophyllum).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Rayong
  2. Ban Chang
  3. Klaeng
  1. Wang Chan
  2. Ban Khai
  3. Pluak Daeng
  1. Khao Chamao
  2. Nikhom Patthana

External links