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Phichit  is one of the provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand, located in the north of the country. Neighbouring provinces are  Phitsanulok, Phetchabun, Nakhon Sawan and Kamphaeng Phet.

The rivers Nan and Yom flow through the Phichit province, before they join shortly before the Chao Phraya is formed. The province mainly consists of low fertile river plains, making rice and lotus the main crops.

The town Phichit was established in 1058 by Phraya Kotabongthevaraja, and was first part of the Sukhothai kingdom, and later of Ayutthaya.

The name of the main city changed several times. At first it was called Sra Luang ( city of the royal pond ), in Ayutthaya times it was called Okhaburi ( city in the swam p), and then finally Phichit ( beautiful city ).

The provincial seal shows a pond, which refers to the old name of Phichit, Mueang Sra Luang (meaning city at the royal pond). The Banyan tree in front refers to the temple Wat Pho Prathab Chang. The temple was built in 1669-71 by King Luang Sorasak, who was born in the village of Pho Prathab Chang, between a Banyan and a Sacred Fig.

The flag of Phichit shows the circular provincial seal in the middle. It has three green bars and two white horizontal bars, with the middle bar being interrupted by the seal.


Provincial tree is the Ironwood Mesua ferrea, provincial flower is the Lotus ( Nymphaea lotus ).

The provincial motto ( loosely translated ) states as follows:

The province of Chalawan the Crocodile King, the fun and exciting annual boat race, the land of exquisite rice and the delicious Tha Khoi pomelo; the centre of the province is the Luang Phor Phet.


The province is sub divided in 12 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further sub divided into 89 sub districts

( Tambon ) and 852 villages ( Muban ).


1. Mueang Phichit   2. Wang Sai Phun   3. Pho Prathap Chang   4. Taphan Hin   5. Bang Mun Nak 6. Pho Thale   7. Sam Ngam   8. Tap Khlo   9. Sak Lek  10. Bueng Na Rang  11. Dong Charoen 12. Wachirabarami

Phichit Province, Page 1, Geography, Districts, Map of Phitchit Province, Seal of the Province.
Phichit Province, Page 1, Geography, Districts, Map of Phitchit Province, Seal of the Province.

Phichit Province, Situation, Districts, Map of Phitchit Province, Seal of the Province.