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The provincial seal shows some golden ears of rice in a bowl of water.

This symbolizes the fertility of province as one of the major producers

of rice.

Provincial tree is the Gaub Tree (Diospyros malabarica

The province is subdivided into seven districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 81 communes ( Tambon ) and 513 villages ( Muban ).

1. Mueang Ang Thong     2. Chaiyo     3. Pa Mok     4. Pho Thong     5. Sawaeng Ha

6. Wiset Chai Chan     7. Samko

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Ang Thong province, Thailand, The geography and the Facts

Ang Thong is one of the central provinces  ( changwat ) of Thailand. The name means golden bowl - which refer to Ang Thong as a central for prosperity as it has a lot of rice fields.

The neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Sing Buri, Lopburi, Ayutthaya and Suphanburi.

Ang Thong, a province, which is luxurious for native handicraft like, moulded court dolls, firebrick, and wickerwork.  It is also the origination of Li Ke, the native folk song, hometown of Nai Dok and Nai Thongkaeo, the two heroes during Bang Rachan Battle.  Ang Thong is also abundant with more than 200 clean, magnificent, and interesting temples, most appropriate for Thai chronological study.

Ang Thong, originally known as Mueang Wiset Chai Chan, is located on the Noi River and the low-lying land of Chao Phraya River.  It is an essential frontier outpost of Ayutthaya when fighting with the Burmese.  As appeared in several parts of Ayutthaya chronicles, especially, before the defeat of Ayutthaya in 1767, the Burmese encamped at Mueang Wiset Chai Chan to attack Ayutthaya causing Bang Rachan Battle, a noted event recorded in Thai history.  Later during the Thonburi era, Mueang Wiset Chai Chan was moved to a new site on the left bank of the Chao Phraya River at Ban Bangkaeo and was named Ang Thong since its location was a fertile basin similar to a water and rice bowl of the country.

Ang Thong is a small province located at the lower part of central Thailand as large as 968 square kilometres. Topographically, almost all the Ang Thong area is low plain with two important rivers crossing the province, i.e., Noi River and Chao Phraya River.