Samut Songkhram Province
Samut Songkhram ( Thai: สมุทรสงคราม ) is a province ( Changwat ) in the central region of Thailand. The capital of the province of Samut Songkhram Samut Songkhram is also called. The province is located on the coast of the Gulf of Thailand.
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- 2.2 Land Use
- 3.1 airport
Samut Songkhram is located about 70 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, at the mouth of the Mae Klong, which flows into the Gulf of Thailand. Many channels ( Khlongs ) ensure the water supply of agricultural land in the province.
Numerous salt lakes are located on the coast for the extraction of sea salt.
Samut Songkhram is the geographically smallest province of Thailand, less than half the size of the German capital Berlin.
Already in 1840 here were fields and plantations of bananas, coconuts and tamarind. The area was little cultivated.
The climate is tropical and monsunal.
Economic importance and
In addition to the major salt production, there are also farms for lobster. Agriculture generates mainly fruits, guava ( in Thailand Luhk Farang called ), grapes, lychee, pomelo, mangoes and coconuts.
- Bangkok International Airport ( IATA code BKK)
During the Ayutthaya period was Samut Songkhram Suan Nork ( Thai: สวน นอก, as much as " outdoor garden " ) called and was one of Ratchaburi. Under King Taksin the province was separated from Ratchaburi and renamed Mae Klong.
During the reign of King Rama I (reigned 1782-1809 ) led to a comprehensive tax system, including for alcohol. Samut Songkhram was thereby maintained along Ratchaburi and Kanchanaburi.
In Samut Songkhram, the birthplace of King Phra Phutthaloetla ( Rama II ) and his mother Queen Amarindra is ( 1737-1826 ), his son King Nang Klao (Rama III. , Reg. 1824-1851 ) was at the mouth of the Mae Klong build a fortress ( Phikhat Khasuk ).
- Museum of King Rama II - in Amphoe Amphawa are five houses, which are located at the birthplace of the King
- Amphawa Talat - floating market, which is held on the Khlongs.
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the province of Samut Songkhram is a drum that drifts on a watercourse. This is reminiscent of the river Mae Klong ( Klong in Thai the drum). On both banks of the river coconut trees are seen, one of the main products of the province.
The local tree Casuarina equisetifolia is.
The Motto of the Samut Songkhram province is:
The province is divided into 3 districts ( Amphoe ) divided, in turn, into 38 subdistricts (tambon ) and further into 284 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.
In the province there is a city ( เทศบาล เมือง - thesaban Mueang ): Samut Songkhram ( เทศบาล เมือง สมุทรสงคราม ).
In addition, there are four small towns ( เทศบาล ตำบล - thesaban tambon).