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Nonthaburi Province, Map and Districts and history

Nonthaburi  is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, Pathum Thani, Bangkok and Nakhon Pathom.

Nonthaburi is located directly northwest of Bangkok on the Chao Phraya river. The province is part of the greater Bangkok Metropolitan Area. In most parts it is as urbanized as the capital and the boundary  between the two provinces is nearly unrecognisable.

Nonthaburi was declared a city in the middle of the 16th century, which was previously a village named Talat Khwan. During the reign of King Prasat Thong, a canal was dug to create a shortcut of the flow of the Chao Phraya. The river changed its flow into the new canal, which is still the riverbed today. In 1665 King Narai built a fortress, as the shorter river way was giving enemies an easier way to the capital Ayutthaya. The town was then also moved near the fortress. From 1943 to 1946 the province was incorporated into Bangkok.

The provincial seal shows earthenware, a traditional product from Nonthaburi.

The Provincial flower and tree is the Yellow flame tree ( Peltophorum pterocarpum ).

The provincial slogan translates to Grand Royal Mansion, renowned Suan Somdet, Koh Kret's pottery, famous ancient temples, tasty durians, and the beautiful government office. The royal mansion refers to Phra Tamnak Nonthaburi in Mueang Nonthaburi district, the residence of Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn; Suan Somdet is a water garden in Pak Kret district. The provincial administration building once received an award as the most beautiful such building by the Ministry of Interior.

The province is renowned for growing the best Durian in the country. The best farms being next to the river.

The province is sub divided into six districts ( Amphoe ). The districts are further sub divided into 52 communes ( Tambon ) and 309 villages.

1. Mueang Nonthaburi

2. Bang Kruai

3. Bang Yai

4. Bang Bua Thong

5. Sai Noi

6. Pak Kret

Nonthaburi Province Page 1, Map, History and Districts
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