Prachinburi province

Prachinburi
ปราจีนบุรี
Thai Traditional Medicine Museum Building, Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital
Thai Traditional Medicine Museum Building, Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital
Flag of Prachinburi
Official seal of Prachinburi
Nickname: 
Prachin
Map highlighting Prachinburi province
Map highlighting Prachinburi province
CountryThailand
CapitalPrachinburi
Government
 • GovernorWoraphan Suwannus
Area
 • Total4,762 km2 (1,839 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 44th
Population
(2018)
 • Total491,640
 • RankRanked 55th
 • Density103/km2 (270/sq mi)
  • RankRanked 48th
Human Achievement Index
 • HAI (2017)0.6098 "somewhat high"
Ranked 23rd
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
25xxx
Calling code037
ISO 3166 codeTH-25
Websiteprachinburi.go.th/eng_version/eng1.htm

Prachinburi province (Thai: ปราจีนบุรี, RTGSPrachin Buri, pronounced [prāː.t͡ɕīːn bū.rīː]) is one of Thailand's seventy-seven provinces (changwat), it lies in eastern Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nakhon Ratchasima, Sa Kaeo, Chachoengsao, and Nakhon Nayok.


Geography

The province is divided into two major parts, the low river valley of the Bang Pakong River, and the higher lands with plateaus and mountains of the Sankamphaeng Range, the southern prolongation of the Dong Phaya Yen mountains. The total forest area is 1,436 km2 (554 sq mi) or 28.6 percent of provincial area.

National parks

There area two national parks, along with two other national parks, make up region 1 (Prachinburi) of Thailand's protected areas.

Symbols

The provincial seal shows the Bodhi tree. It symbolizes the first Bodhi tree planted about 2,000 years ago at Wat Si Maha Phot. The provincial colors are red and yellow. Red symbolises the land and yellow, Buddhism.

The provincial tree is the Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa). The provincial flower is the cork tree (Millingtonia hortensis).

Administrative divisions

Provincial government

The province is divided into seven districts (amphoes). These are further divided into 65 subdistricts (tambons) and 658 villages (mubans).

1. Mueang Prachinburi
2. Kabin Buri
3. Na Di
6. Ban Sang
7. Prachantakham
8. Si Maha Phot
9. Si Mahosot

 Map of districts

The missing numbers 4 and 5 as well as 10 to 12 are districts split off to form Sa Kaeo province.

Local government

As of 26 November 2019 there are: one Prachinburi Provincial Administration Organisation (ongkan borihan suan changwat) and 13 municipal (thesaban) areas in the province. Prachinburi has town (thesaban mueang) status. Further 12 subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon). The non-municipal areas are administered by 56 Subdistrict Administrative Organisations - SAO (ongkan borihan suan tambon).

Transport

Roads

The main road through Prachinburi is Route 319. While Route 319 does not lead directly to other major centers, along with Route 33 it leads to Nakhon Nayok, and along with Routes 314 and 304 it leads to Bangkok.

Rail

Prachinburi is served by the State Railway of Thailand's Eastern Line. Prachin Buri Railway Station, is the main railway station located 122 kilometres (76 mi) from Bangkok. Five trains go to Bangkok and five come to Prachinburi each day, with a commute time of around two and a half hours. A one-way ticket costs only 24 bahts.

Economy

Tambon Hua Wa in Si Maha Phot District is the site of Rojana Industrial Park. Among other tenants of the park, Honda Automobile (Thailand) has established a 17.2 billion baht plant there to manufacture sub-compact vehicles. The plant, opened in March 2016, has an initial production capacity of 60,000 vehicles per year. The plant is designed to build up to 120,000 vehicles per year. Honda produces hybrid electric vehicles and batteries for electric vehicles, at its factories in Prachinburi and Ayutthaya. Honda's Prachinburi factory has an annual capacity of 120,000 units.

Health

The main hospital of Prachinburi province is Chaophraya Abhaibhubejhr Hospital.

Human achievement index 2017

Health Education Employment Income
32 18 41 25
Housing Family Transport Participation
43 55 41 17
Province Prachinburi, with an HAI 2017 value of 0.6098 is "somewhat high", occupies place 23 in the ranking.

Since 2003, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand has tracked progress on human development at sub-national level using the Human achievement index (HAI), a composite index covering all the eight key areas of human development. National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) has taken over this task since 2017.

Rank Classification
  1 - 15 "high"
16 - 30 "somewhat high"
31 - 45 "average"
45 - 60 "somewhat low"
61 - 77 "low"

14°2′52″N 101°22′21″E / 14.04778°N 101.37250°E / 14.04778; 101.37250


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