Kalasin Province

Kalasin ( Thai: กาฬสินธุ์ ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the northeastern region of Thailand, Isan. The capital of the province of Kalasin Kalasin is also called.

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The landscape is characterized by hilly forests and rice fields. In the north of the Lam Pao Dam, which was built in the sixties and is used for irrigation in agriculture is. At the border with the province of Sakon Nakhon Phu Phan National Park was designated in the Phu Phan mountains.


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The climate is tropical and monsunal.


  • Universities: Rajamangala University of Technology Isan ( มหาวิทยาลัย เทคโนโลยี ราช มงคล อีสาน )
  • Rajabhat University Kalasin ( มหาวิทยาลัย ราชภัฏ กาฬสินธุ์ )
  • Mahamakut University ( มหาวิทยาลัย มหา ม กุ ฏ ราช วิทยาลัย )

Economic importance and

In 2008, the "Gross Provincial Product" was (gross domestic product) of the province of 40,412 million baht. The minimum wage is the province since January 1, 2011 167 baht per day ( about 4 € ).


The Kalasin province has a total of 805 wetlands covering an area of ​​141.5 km ², which are more or less intensively used for agriculture.


Excavations prove the settlement activity of the Lawa, who stayed here before about 1600 years ago. The oldest town in this region was not founded until 1793. The province itself was first beginning of the 20th century during the Thesaphiban movement, but was in 1932 merged with the province of Maha Sarakham. 1947, the province was restored to its previous boundaries.


  • Mueang Fa Daet (full name Mueang Fa Daet Song Yang, เมือง ฟ้า แดด สง ยาง ) - archaeological site of a 1000 year old city from the Dvaravati period in Amphoe Kamalasai, 19 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital.
  • National Parks: Phu Phan National Park ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ภู พาน )

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the province of Kalasin shows a pond in front of a mountain landscape that form a natural border of the province. The water in the pond is black, what is to remember the name of the province: Kalasin means " Black Water ". The great clouds and the water symbolize the fertility of the area.

The local flower is Payom or Sweet Shorea ( Shorea roxburgii ), the local tree is Mae Sa San ( Cassia garrettiana ).

The motto of the province of Kalasin is:

Administrative units

The province is divided ( Amphoe ) in 18 counties. The counties are further subdivided into 134 communes ( tambon) and 1509 villages ( Muban ).

In the province there are two cities ( เทศบาล เมือง - thesaban Mueang ): Kalasin ( เทศบาล เมือง กาฬสินธุ์ ) and Bua Khao ( เทศบาล เมือง บัวขาว ). In addition, there are 33 small towns ( เทศบาล ตำบล - thesaban tambon).