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Chaiyaphum is one of the north eastern provinces ( changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from north clockwise ) Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Lopburi and Phetchabun.The word Chaiya originates from the Sanskrit word Jaya meaning Victory, and the word Phum from Sanskrit Bhumi meaning earth or land. Hence the name of the province literally means Land of Victory. The Malay / Indonesian word Jayabumi is equivalent.

The province is cut into two halves by the Phetchabun mountain range, with the highest elevation in the province at 1222 m. The east of the province belongs to the Korat Plateau.

Four national parks are located in the province. The Tat Thon National Park is in north-west of the province, featuring some scenic waterfalls and dry dipterocarp forests. The biggest attraction of the Sai Thong National Park in the west of the province is the Sai Thong waterfall, but also some fields of the Siam Tulip. Similar fields can be found in the Pa Hin Ngam National Park in the south-west, scheduled to be gazetted in the future. This park has its name from the strangely shaped rock formations found there ( beautiful rock forest ). Phu Laenkha National Park covers another 200 km² of forested hills northwest of Chaiyaphum city.

The province is subdivided into 16 districts ( Amphoe ).

The districts are further sub divided  into 124 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 1393 villages

( Muban ).

1. Mueang Chaiyaphum      2. Ban Khwao    3. Khon Sawan  4. Kaset Sombun   5. Nong Bua Daeng 6. Chatturat   7. Bamnet Narong   8. Nong Bua Rawe   9. Thep Sathit   10. Phu Khiao 11. Ban Thaen  12. Kaeng Khro     13. Khon San 14. Phakdi Chumphon  15. Noen Sa-nga  16. Sap Yai

The provincial seal shows a triangular flag, a symbol of victory in war.

The provincial tree is Siamese senna ( Cassia siamea ), and the provincial flower the Siam Tulip

( Curcuma alismatifolia ).

The provincial slogan  translates to Enchanted city, home to heroes, mountain peaks, elephant forests, waterfalls, beautiful silk, lovely ladies, conscientious Buddhists.

Chaiyaphum province, Page 1, The area, The Districts, Provincial Seal,
Chaiyaphum province, Page 1, The area, The Districts, Provincial Seal,
Chaiyaphum province, Page 1, The area, The Districts, Provincial Seal,

Provincial Seal for Chaiyaphum