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Sing Buri province

Capital:Sing Buri
Area:822.5 km²
Ranked 73rd
Inhabitants:232,698 (2001)
Ranked 72nd
Pop. density:283 inh./km²
Ranked 10th
ISO 3166-2:TH-17

Sing Buri (Thai สิงห์บุรี) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Sawan, Lopburi, Ang Thong, Suphanburi and Chainat.

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


Sing Buri is located in the flat river plain of the Chao Phraya river valley.


The area of Singburi hold an important position in early thai history since Dvaravati period down to Ayudhaya period. Formerly the province separated into 3 small provinces,Inburi Promburi and Singburi which were unified by King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1895.


The provincial seal shows the fort of Khai Bangrachan, a historical monument. When the Burmese attacked Ayutthaya in 1765, eleven villagers from Bangrachan fought the army when it stopped north of Ayutthaya. They managed to delay them for five months before they were finally defeated, soon thereafter Ayutthaya fell as well. Annually on February 4 a ceremony is held in rememberence of these local heroes.

Provincial tree is the Red Sandalwood Tree (Adenanthera pavonina).

Administrative divisions

  1. Mueang Sing Buri
  2. Bang Rachan
  3. Khai Bang Rachan
  1. Phrom Buri
  2. Tha Chang
  3. In Buri

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