Pathum Thani Province
Pathum Thani (Thai: ปทุมธานี) is ane o the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Ayutthaya, Saraburi, Nakhon Nayok, Chachoengsao, Bangkok an Nonthaburi.
The province is locatit directly north o Bangkok an is pairt o the Bangkok metropolis. In mony parts the bundary atween the twa provinces is no noticeable onymair, syne baith sides o the boundary are being equally urbanized. Pathum Thani toun is the admeenistrative seat, but Ban Rangsit, seat o Thanyaburi destrict, is the lairgest populatit place athin the provincial boundary.
Pathum Thani is an auld province filled wi multiple temples, pairks an auries tae experience Mon cultur. A lot o the modren knowledge, cultur an history are presentit in the museums an temples. The maist famous amusement pairk in Thailand, Dream World, is an aa set there. In addition, it is a source o Mon cultur an traditions bi the Chaophaya River that shows the special characteristic o their cultur. It is a perfect place for travellin in various styles near Bangkok.
The province is locatit in the law alluvial flats o the Chao Phraya river, that an aa flows through the caipital ceety. Mony canals (khlongs) cross the province an feed the rice paddies.
The ceety dates back tae a settlement foondit bi Mon migratin frae Mottama (Thai: เมาะตะมะ) in Myanmar aroond 1650. The oreeginal name wis Sam Khok. In 1815 Keeng Rama II visitit the ceety an the citizens affered him mony Lotus flouers, which made the keeng rename the ceety tae Pathum Thani meanin The Ceety o Lotus.
The provincial seal shows a pink lotus flouer wi twa rice ears bendin ower it. Baith seembols staund for the fertility o the province.
The provincial tree is the Indian coral tree (Erythrina variegata), provincial flouer the Lotus (Nymphaea lotus).
The province is subdividit intae 7 districts (amphoe). The deestricts are further subdividit intae 60 communes (tambon) an 529 veelages (muban).
Education an technologyEedit
Pathum Thani haes a vera heich concentration o heicher education institutions, especially anes in the field o science an technology. Frae this fact, thegither wi a number o industrial pairks an mony research agencies (includin those in Thailand Science Park) in the province, the province is considered as an "Education an Technology Hub" o its aurie.
- Academic institutes
- Naitional Science Museum, Asian Institute o Technology, Bangkok University, Eastren Asie University, Pathumthani University, Rajamangala University o Technology, Rangsit University, Shinawatra University, Sirindhorn International Institute o Technology, an Thammasat University (Rangsit Center)
- Research bodies
- Thailand Science Park, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (BIOTEC), National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC), National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC), National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), Thai Microelectronics Center (TMEC), Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
- Industrial pairks
- Software Park Thailand (in Nonthaburi, soothwast o Pathum Thani), Nava Nakorn Industrial Promotion Zone (1376 acres / 5.6 km²), Bangkadi Industrial Park (470 acres / 1.9 km²), Techno Thani (a "Technology City" admeenistrated bi Meenistry o Science an Technology), an a number o industrial pairks in neighborin Ayutthaya an Nonthaburi provinces
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