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Yasothon province

Area:4,161.7 km²
Ranked 54th
Inhabitants:558,530 (2001)
Ranked 44th
Pop. density:134 inh./km²
Ranked 29th
ISO 3166-2:TH-35

Yasothon (Thai ยโสธร) is one of the provinces (changwat) of Thailand, located in the North-East of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Mukdahan, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket and Roi Et.

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


The northern part of the province are plains with low hills, while the southern part is the river lowland of the river Chi, with several ponds and swamps.


The province was created on March 1, 1972, when it was split off from the province Ubon Ratchathani.


The seal of the province shows to lions facing the chedi Pra A-non, in the temple Wat Maha That in the city Yasothon. The two lions refer to the legend of the founding of the city - when the site of the city was chosen a lion came out of the forest, hence the city was called Ban Ta Singh, meaning city of the lion.

In the bottom of the seal is a lotus flower (Nymphaea lotus), as the lotus is both the provincial flower of the province as well as of the province Ubon Ratchathani, of which Yasothon was part until 1972. Provincial tree is Anisoptera costata.

Administrative divisions

  1. Mueang Yasothon
  2. Sai Mun
  3. Kut Chum
  4. Kham Khuean Kaeo
  5. Pa Tio
  1. Maha Chana Chai
  2. Kho Wang
  3. Loeng Nok Tha
  4. Thai Charoen

External links