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Municipalities

Nr. City/Town Thai     Urban Population            Notes

1. Ubon Ratchathani    85,557 Inh.        Capital of the province, Historic town,Tourist, International Airport

2. Warin Chamrap       30,521 Inh.         Educational, Railway Terminal

3. Phibun Mangsahan  11,326 Inh.

4. Det Udom               14,933 Inh.

5. Kham Yai                54,679 Inh.

6. Saen Suk                23,070 Inh.

7. Trakan                      7,672 Inh.

8. Nam Yuen                9,644 Inh.

9. Pathum                  10,679 Inh.

10. Ubon                       6,070 Inh.

11. Huai Khayung          3,64 6 Inh.

Ubon Ratchathani  the city…..Ubon Ratchathani  is a city on the Mun River in the south - east of the Isan region of Thailand. It is known as Ubon  for short. The name means Royal Lotus City. The provincial seal features a pond with a lotus flower and leaves in a circular frame. Ubon is the administrative centre of Ubon Ratchathani province. As of 2006, the Ubon urban area had a population of about 200,000. This included 85,000 in Thetsaban Nakhon Ubon Ratchathani ( Ubon municipality ), 30,000 each in Thetsaban Mueang Warin Chamrap ( Warin municipality ) and Thetsaban Tambon Kham Yai, 24,000 in Thetsaban Tambon Saen Suk, and 10,000 each in Thetsaban Tambon Pathum and Tambon Kham Nam Saep, and 6000 in Thetsaban Tambon Ubon.

The city was founded in the late 18th century by Thao Kham Phong, descendant of Phra Wo and Phra Ta, who escaped from King Siribunsan of Vientiane into Siam Kingdom during the reign of King Taksin the Great. Later Thao Kham Phong was appointed to be Phra Pathum Wongsa, and the first ruler of Ubon Ratchathani. In 1792 Ubon Ratchathani became a province. it was also the administrative centre of the monthon Isan. Until 1972 the Ubon Ratchathani province was the largest province of Thailand in area. Yasothon province was split off in 1972 and followed by Amnat Charoen province in 1993. Ubon now ranks 5th in area.

Ubon Ratchathani sits on the northern bank of the Mun River. The south bank of the river is occupied by the suburb of Warin Chamrap ( Warin for short ), which is effectively incorporated into the city.

The city was attacked by French forces in 1940 in retaliation for Thai attacks on French Indo Chinese towns.

Ubon grew extensively during World War II when Japanese forces brought in prisoners of war by rail from Kanachanaburi. One legacy of this is a monument in the city's central Thung Si Meuang Park erected by British POWs in gratitude to the citizens of Ubon for helping them. During the Vietnam war, United States armed forces constructed the in-town Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base, which is now also a dual - use commercial airport.

Ubon Ratchathani Province, Page 5, Places to visit around the province