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Trat province

{| border="1" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0" align="right" ! colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Statistics |- ||Capital:||Trat |- ||Area:||valign=top|2,819.0 km²
Ranked 61st |- ||Inhabitants:||valign=top|219,345 (2000)
Ranked 73rd |- ||Pop. density:||valign=top|78 inh./km²
Ranked 54th |- ||ISO 3166-2:||TH-23 |- !colspan="2" align=center bgcolor="#DEFFAD"|Map |- |colspan="2" align=center| |}

Trat (Thai ตราด) is a province (changwat) of Thailand. It is located in the east of Thailand, at the border to Cambodia, at the shore to the Gulf of Thailand. The neighboring province is Chanthaburi to the northeast.

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


During the Paknam crisis in 1893 the French colonist army occupied the western part of Chantaburi. In 1904 in order to get back Chantaburi Siam had to give Trat to French Indochina. Trat became part of Thailand on March 23, 1906 as a exchange with many areas east of the Mekong river like Pratabong, Siam Reap and Srisophon.


The Buntud Mountain Range forms the boundary to Cambodia in the east of the province. The second biggest
island of Thailand is Ko Chang, belonging to the province. Trat is most famous for gemstone mining as well as gem trading.


The provinvial seal shows the sea with a mountain in the background.

Provincial tree is the Tropical Almond (Terminalai catappa).

Administrative divisions

King Amphoe
(minor districts)
  1. Mueang Trat
  2. Khlong Yai
  3. Khao Saming
  1. Bo Rai
  2. Laem Ngop
  1. Ko Kut
  2. Ko Chang

External links