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Phatthalung is one of the southern provinces ( Changwat ) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Satun and Trang.

The province is located on the Malay Peninsula. To the east it borders the large shallow Songkhla lake, while the west is covered by mountains of the Nakhon Si Thammarat chain. The Khao Pu - Khao Ya National Park is located in these mountains at the border to Trang.


Phatthalung was formerly known as Mardelong  in Malay, especially while the region came under Malay-Muslim influence. During the reign of King Ramathibodi I of the Ayutthaya kingdom in the 14th century Phatthalung became one of 12 royal cities. At the end of the 18th century King Rama I submitted the city to the Ministry of Defence, which was responsible for all the southern provinces. During the administrative reform by King Chulalongkorn Phatthalung became part of the Monthon Nakhon Si Thammarat.


Most the province's populace are Thai Buddhists, although 11.1% of the population adheres to the Islamic faith. Many Muslims in Phatthalung have some ethnic Malay ancestry, who have gradually intermarried with the Thai’s and adopted Thai cultural influences.


The provincial seal shows the 177 metre high Phu Khao Ok Thalu mountain, the symbol of the province.


The provincial tree as well as the provincial flower is the Sweet Shorea ( Shorea roxburghii ).


Administrative divisions


Phatthalung is sub divided into 11 districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 65 sub districts ( Tambon ) and 626 villages ( Muban ).


1)  Mueang Phatthalung   2)  Kong Ra   3)  Khao Chaison   4)  Tamot   5)  Khuan Khanun 6)  ak Phayun  7)  Si Banphot   8)  Pa Bon   9)  Bang Kaeo   10)  Pa Phayom  11)  Srinagarindra

Phatthalung Province, Geography of the Province, Provincial Seal, and Districts.

Phatthalung Province, Page 1, Geography of the Province, Provincial Seal, and Districts.
Phatthalung Province, Page 1, Geography of the Province, Provincial Seal, and Districts.
Phatthalung Province, Page 1, Geography of the Province, Provincial Seal, and Districts.