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Pathum Thani Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Pathum Thani Province
|Capital||Pathum Thani town|
|• Total||1,525.9 km2 (589.2 sq mi)|
|Area rank||Ranked 69th|
|• Density rank||Ranked 4th|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
|ISO 3166 code||TH-13|
The province is north of Bangkok.
Many canals are in the province. They are used to feed the rice paddies.
HistoryIn 1815, King Rama II visited the city. He was given a lot of lotus flowers. Because of this, the king decided to rename the city to "Pathum Thani". It means "the lotus flower town".
Education and technology
Pathum Thani has a very high concentration of higher education institutions, especially ones in the field of science and technology. This, together with a large number of industrial parks and research facilities (including those in Thailand Science Park), make the region the educational and technology hub of the area.
- Academic institutes
- There are 10 of them.
- Research bodies
- There are 9 of them.
- Industrial parks
- "Population of the Kingdom" (in th). 2014-12-31. http://stat.bora.dopa.go.th/stat/pk/pk_57.pdf.
- "Population Statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. http://www.dopa.go.th/xstat/p5113_04.html. "Pathum Thani town population 18,843; Rangsit town population 76,843"
- "Pathum Thani". Tourism Authority of Thailand. http://www.tourismthailand.org/Where-to-Go/Pathum-Thani.
|Ayutthaya Province||Saraburi Province|
|Nakhon Nayok Province|
|Pathum Thani Province|