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Mukdahan ( also Mukdaharn ) is one of the north - eastern provinces ( changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are ( from south clockwise ) Amnat Charoen, Yasothon, Roi Et, Kalasin, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom. To the east it borders the Mekong River, across which lies Savannakhet Province of Laos.

Geography


The province is located in the Mekong valley. In the west of the province are the Phu Phan mountains, which are covered with thick forests.

The city of Mukdahan was founded in 1770 by Lord Chanthakinnaree of Phonsim. It was originally administrated from Udon Thani, but in 1907 it became a district

( Amphoe ) of Nakhon Phanom Province. On September 27, 1982 Mukdahan was upgraded to province status.

In 2006, the Second Thai - Lao Friendship Bridge from Mukdahan to Savannakhet, Laos was opened.


The provincial seal  shows the Prasart Song Nang Sathit palace, in which an opal is displayed on a tray.


Provincial tree and flower is Ochna integerrima.

The provincial slogan is Skyscraping Ho Kaeo Tower,

Phu Pha Thoep and Kaeng Kabao, Eight Ethnic Minorities,

Famous Sweet Tamarind, Large Ancient Kettledrum, Origin

of Lam Phaya, Stunning View of the Mekong River, Gateway to Indochina.


The province is sub divided into seven districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 53 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 493 villages ( Muban ).


1. Mueang Mukdahan   2. Nikhom Kham Soi   3. Don Tan   4. Dong Luang 5. Khamcha-i   6. Wan Yai   7. Nong Sung

Mukdahan or MukdaharnProvince, Issan, Thailand

Mukdahan Province, Page 1, Map, Districts, Provincial Seal
Mukdahan Province, Page 1, Map, Districts, Provincial Seal