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Samut Sakhon Province


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Samut Sakhon (Thai สมุทรสาคร) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

 

Samut Sakhon is located at the mouth of the Tha Chin Klong river, a distributary of the Chao Phraya river, to the Gulf of Thailand. At the coast to the sea are many fields used for sea salt production.

 

The oldest name of the area is Tha Chin, probably referring to the fact that it was a trading port where Chinese junks arrived. In 1548 the city Sakhon Buri was established, and was renamed in 1704 to Mahachai after the khlong Mahachai which was dug then and connected with the Tha Chin river near the town. It was renamed by King Mongkut to its current name, however the old name Mahachai is still sometimes used by the locals.

 

The seal shows a Chinese junk in front of the coast, with a smoking chimney. Both refer to the old trading tradition as well as the local industries.

Provincial tree is the Devil Tree (Alstonia scholaris).

 

The province is subdivided into 3 districts (Amphoe). The districts are further subdivided into 40 communes (tambon) and 288 villages (muban).

 

Altogether there are 7 municipal (thesaban) areas within the province - Samut Sakhon is the only city (thesaban nakhon), Krathum Baen and Om Noi are the two towns (thesaban mueang), and there are further 4 townships (thesaban tambon). The non-municipal areas are administrated by 30 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

 

Extracted from Wikipedia: Samut Sakhon Province

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  • 2 years later...

I always go to Samutsakhon province while in Thailand. It's kind of boring there. Alot of seafood processing plants and sometimes it smells at night. I wonder if they dump their mfg. waste under cover of darkness.

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