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ปทุมธานี
Official seal of Pathum Thani
Seal
Map of Thailand highlighting Pathum Thani Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Pathum Thani Province
Country Thailand
CapitalPathum Thani town
Area
 • Total1,525.9 km2 (589.2 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 69th
Population
 (2014)
 • Total1,074,058[1]
 • Density rankRanked 4th
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
ISO 3166 codeTH-13

Pathum Thani (Thai: ปทุมธานี, pronounced [pā.tʰūm tʰāːnīː]) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand.

The province is north of Bangkok.[2]

Geography

Many canals are in the province. They are used to feed the rice paddies.

History

In 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".[3]
Map

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
Several

References

  1. "Population of the Kingdom" (in th). 2014-12-31. http://stat.bora.dopa.go.th/stat/pk/pk_57.pdf. 
  2. "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" 
  3. "Pathum Thani". Tourism Authority of Thailand. http://www.tourismthailand.org/Where-to-Go/Pathum-Thani. 

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