Phichit Province

Phichit ( Thai: พิจิตร ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the northern region of Thailand. The capital of the province of Phichit Phichit is also called.

Phichit means "beautiful" or " worth seeing ".

  • 2.1 Data
  • 2.2 Land Use


The Phichit Province is located about 350 kilometers north of the capital Bangkok.

The province is also called the land of crocodiles, the rivers and swamps of the region are home to the Siamese crocodile.

The two rivers Maenam Maenam Nan and Yom run almost parallel to each other from north to south through the province before they unite in the southern neighboring province of Nakhon Sawan and form headwaters of the Chao Phraya.


The climate in the province of Phichit is tropical with three distinct seasons monsunal: hot season, rainy season and cool season.

Important rivers

  • Maenam Nan and
  • Maenam Yom


In Phichit mainly Thais live. In addition, however resettlement of descendants of deported by the Siamese from Laos bonded laborers, those whose total number is khrang Lao in Thailand at 53,000.

Economic importance and

In 2009, the "Gross Provincial Product" was (gross domestic product) of the province of 38,280 million baht. The official minimum wage in the province is 227 baht per day ( about 5 €, date April 1, 2012).


Land use

For the province, the following land use is documented:

  • Forest area: 7,991 Rai ( 12.8 km ² ), 0.3 % of the total
  • The utilized agricultural area: 2,041,093 Rai ( 3265.7 km ²), 72.1 % of the total
  • Not classified area: 782 799 Rai ( 1252.5 km ²), 27.6 % of the total


The oldest city in the province is the capital Phichit, it was founded in 1058 by Phraya Kotabongthevaraja. The region was part of the Sukhothai Kingdom, before they came out with its decline under the reign of Ayutthaya. Over time, the name of the town changed several times. So it was first called Mueang Sra Luang ( the Royal City Pond), in the time of the Ayutthaya Kingdom, she received the name Okhaburi (city in the swamp ) and was finally renamed in Phichit (beautiful city).


  • Wat Pho Prathap Chang - ( in Amphoe Pho Prathap Chang, about 27 kilometers south of the provincial capital ) is passed an abandoned for over 200 years Buddhist temple ( Wat ) with many large, some over 200 years old trees. It was the beginning of the 18th century by King Phrachao Suea ( Tiger King, also Luang Sorasak ) built at his birthplace. A copy of the entrance gate to the temple is by the way in the Ancient City ( Muang Boran ) in Samut Prakan near Bangkok.
  • Wat Nakhon Chum - ( Amphoe Mueang In, 9 miles outside of the city) is a Buddhist temple from the Sukhothai period, in ubosot there is a large Buddha statue in Sukhothai style.

Coat of arms and motto

The coat of arms of the province shows a pond with a banyan tree in the foreground. The pond symbolizes the old name of Mueang Phichit Sra Luang ( the Royal City pond). The Banyan Tree refers to the built under King Phrachao Suea 1669-71 Wat Pho Prathab Chang, which should remind you of his birth between a banyan tree and a sacred fig. The local tree is the Nagasbaum ( Mesua ferrea ), the local flower is the Lotus ( Nymphaea lotus ).

The motto of the province of Phichit is:

Administrative units

The province is divided into twelve districts ( Amphoe ). The circles are further subdivided into 89 subdistricts (tambon ) and 852 villages ( Muban ).

In the province, there are three cities ( เทศบาล เมือง - thesaban Mueang ): Phichit ( เทศบาล เมือง พิจิตร ) Bang Mun Nak ( เทศบาล เมือง บางมูลนาก ) and Taphan Hin ( เทศบาล เมือง ตะพานหิน ).

In addition, there are 21 small towns ( เทศบาล ตำบล - thesaban tambon).