Chachoengsao Province

Chachoengsao ( Thai: ฉะเชิงเทรา, pronunciation: [ tɕàʔ tɕɤ ː ŋ saw ] ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the east of Thailand, but it is counted administratively to Central Thailand.

  • 2.1 Data
  • 2.2 Land use
  • 2.3 products
  • 3.1 airport


The Chachoengsao province is located just east of Bangkok. The Maenam Bang Pakong ( Bang Pakong River - ) flows through the western part of the province and empties into the Gulf of Thailand, where the province forms a short stretch of coast.

The east of the province is characterized by a rather hilly landscape, whose average height is about 100 meters above sea level.

Important rivers

  • Maenam Bang Pakong


The climate is tropical and monsunal. In 2009, there were 124 rainy days with a rainfall of 1177.3 mm. In the same year the maximum temperature was 36.4 ° C, the lowest value was 15.8 ° C.

Economic importance and

In 2009, the "Gross Provincial Product" was (gross domestic product) of the province of 235 432 million Baht. The minimum wage was set at 193 baht.


Land use

Of the 5183 km ² of land 27.9% is used for agriculture, 14.5 5 is forest land and the rest is not classified ( as of 2008).


Rice cultivation is the main source of income of the province, and there are sugar beets, soybeans, shrimp and mangoes.

The products manufactured in Chachoengsao products include jewelry and utensils made of coconut wood and buffalo horn, dried bananas, sweets, wine from Longan and Lycheefrüchten.



  • Bangkok ( IATA code BKK): In autumn 2006, the new Bangkok airport, Suvarnabhumi International Airport was opened, which is very conveniently located for the province.


Chachoengsao belonged early to the sphere of influence of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya. Here the Siamese general Taksin ordered the end of the sixties of the 18th century his troops to rid the kingdom of the Burmese.


  • Wat Sothon Wararam Woravihan - Buddhist temple ( wat ) on the west bank of the Maenam Bang Pakong, about two kilometers south of the center of Chachoengsao. It dates from the Ayutthaya period. Noteworthy is the highly visible 84 meters high white ubosot.
  • " City Pillar " ( Lak Mueang ) of the city of Chachoengsao - the building in Thai style contains two columns: the elderly was built in 1834 during the reign of King Phra Nang Klao (Rama III. ), The younger, 1895 in the reign of King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ).
  • Talat Ban Mai or Talat Rim Nam Roi Pi ( ตลาด บ้าน ใหม่ หรือ ตลาด ริม น้ำ ร้อย ปี ) - an over one hundred year old market on Maenam Bang Pakong. The community of life on the river still shows the traditional life during the reign of King Chulalongkorn ( Rama V ).

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the province shows the great hall of Wat Sothon Wararam Woraviharn. Here is the main Buddha statue in the province of Phra Phutthasothon, called by the locals respectfully Luang Phor Sothon.

The local tree is the Araang ( Peltophorum dasyrachis ). This symbol of the province of Queen Sirikit on the occasion of the 50th jubilee of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX. ) Has been assigned. The local flower is the Yellow Fire Flame tree ( Peltophorum pterocarpum ).

The motto of the province of Chachoengsao is: "The city with a highly revered Buddha image and devout Buddhists, Near Bangkok located within easy reach for travelers, The land of sweet mangoes and white rice, and coconut milk, sweet and pleasant. "

Administrative units

The province is divided into eleven districts ( Amphoe ). The circles are further subdivided into 93 communes ( tambon) and 859 villages ( Muban ).