Maha Sarakham Province
Maha Sarakham ( Thai: มหาสารคาม ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the Northeast region of Thailand, the Isaan.
The province became independent in 1868, before the territory of the province of Roi Et was
See also: History of Thailand
- Ban Chiang Hian - archaeological place in the valley of the river Chi.
Economic importance and
All figures in %
For the province, the following land use is documented:
- Forest area: 207 618 Rai (130 km ² ), 6.3 % of the total
- The utilized agricultural area: 2,418,965 Rai ( 1211 km ²), 73.1 % of the total
- Not classified area: 680 719 Rai (425 km ²), 20.6 % of the total
The Maha Sarakham province has a total of 1,241 wetlands covering an area of 169.2 km ², which are more or less intensively used for agriculture.
Coat of arms
The flag of the province shows in the center the coat of arms on a brown stripe. Above and below each is a yellow stripe. The color brown is the strength and endurance of the population symbolize that must live in a very dry climate. The color yellow is the color of the robes of the monks (Buddhist monks ) and symbolizes the faith of the people.
The coat of arms of the province shows a large tree in front of vast rice fields, a symbol of the diverse resources of the province.
The tree is the province's rain tree ( Albizia lebbeck ). The symbol of the rain tree was awarded the Province of Queen Sirikit in 1994. The local flower is the frangipani ( Plumeria alba).
The motto of the province of Maha Sarakham is:
The province is divided into 13 districts ( Amphoe ). The counties are further subdivided into 133 communes ( tambon) and 1804 villages ( Muban ).