Ang Thong Province
Ang Thong ( Thai: อ่างทอง ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the central region of Thailand. The capital of the province of Ang Thong Ang Thong is also called.
The Ang Thong province located about 100 kilometers north of the capital Bangkok.
The province is surrounded by the fertile central plain, the landscape is dominated by two rivers, the Chao Phraya and Noi. In Ang Thong, there is neither mountains nor forests, the soil consists mostly of farmland. The two rivers together with the many channels ( Khlongs ) provide enough water for the intensive cultivation of rice available.
The city of Ang Thong earlier under the name Wiset Chai Chan was originally on the river and Noi was especially during the early Ayutthaya period an important outpost against the numerous Burmese invasion attempts. After the fall of Ayutthaya, the city was moved under the reign of King Taksin on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and renamed in Ang Thong.
Slightly more than 92 % of the area is designated as agricultural land, the rest is not classified. Main product is rice, which was produced at just over 235,000 tonnes in 2009 /2010.
- Wat Tha Sutthawat - Buddhist temple ( wat ) in the Ayutthaya period along the Chao Phraya
- Wat Pa Mok Worawihan - Buddhist temple in Amphoe Pa Mok from the Sukhothai period, houses a 22-meter long reclining Buddha
- Wat Khun Inthapramun - Buddhist temple dating from the Sukhothai period, houses a 50 -meter long reclining Buddha.
- Wat Chaiyo Worawihan - a revered Buddha seated in meditation posture.
Coat of arms and motto
The coat of arms of the province shows some golden ears of rice in a bowl of water as a symbol of the fertility of the province, which is a major producer of rice in Thailand.
The local tree is the Gaub ( Diospyros malabarica ).
The motto of the Ang Thong province reads in translation:
The province is divided into 7 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further divided into 81 communes ( tambon) and 513 villages ( Muban ) divided.