Mukdahan Province

Mukdahan ( Thai: มุกดาหาร ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the Northeast region of Thailand, Isan. The capital of the province of Mukdahan Mukdahan is also called.

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The Mukdahan province lies about 700 kilometers northeast of the capital, Bangkok on the border with Laos.

The province is located on the Mekong River, which also forms the border with Laos. In the west of the province, the densely forested Phu Phan Mountains are located.


The maximum temperature in 2009 was 40.0 ° C, the lowest temperature was measured at 11.2 ° C. At 106 days of rain fell in the same year 1,212.0 mm rainfall.


The city of Mukdahan was founded in 1770 by Chan Kinnaree, the Prince of Phonsim, and today's province area was until 1907 part of the province of Udon Thani. Then it was the province of Nakhon Phanom incorporated until 1982 Mukdahan an independent province was.

See also: History of Thailand

Economic importance and


Land use

For the province, the following land use is documented:

  • Forest area: 896 253 Rai (560 km ²), 33.0 % of the total
  • The utilized agricultural area: 910 892 Rai ( 569 km ²), 33.6 % of the total
  • Not classified area: 905 249 Rai ( 566 km ²), 33.4 % of the total

The Mukdahan province has a total of 159 wetlands covering an area of 11.5 km ², which are more or less intensively used for agriculture.

Culture and sights


  • Wat Si Mongkhon Tai - a Buddhist temple ( Wat ) in a peculiar mixed style ( Thai- Vietnamese- Chinese)
  • National Park Phu Pha Yon ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ภูผา ยล ) - Located in the northwest of the province
  • National Park Phu Pha toeb ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ภูผา เทิบ )
  • Phu Sa Dok Bua National Park ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ ภู สระ ดอกบัว )

Coat of arms

The coat of arms of the province of Mukdahan shows the Prasat Palace Song Nang Sathit. Within the palace an opal is shown, which lies in a bowl.

Local Flower and the local tree is Ochna integerrima.

The motto of the province of Mukdahan is:

Administrative units

The province is divided into seven administrative districts ( Amphoe ). These counties are further subdivided into 53 communes ( tambon) and 493 villages ( Muban ).