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Samut Songkhram province

Capital:Samut Songkhram
Area:416.7 km²
Ranked 76th
Inhabitants:204,024 (2001)
Ranked 75th
Pop. density:490 inh./km²
Ranked 5th
ISO 3166-2:TH-75

Samut Songkhram (Thai สมุทรสงคราม) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from the south clockwise) Phetchaburi, Ratchaburi and Samut Sakhon. The province is the smallest of all Thai provinces areawise.

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


Samut Prakan is located at the mouth of the Mae Klong river to the Gulf of Thailand. With several canals (khlong) the water of the river is spread through the province for irrigation.


The provincial seal shows a drum swimming on a river. The Thai word for drum is klong, thus refers to the Mae Klong river, as well as the old name of the province, Mae Klong. On both sides of the river coconut trees are displayed as one of the main product of the province.

Provincial tree is Casuarina equisetifolia.

Administrative divisions

  1. Mueang Samut Songkhram
  2. Bang Khonthi
  3. Amphawa

External links