Phatthalung Province

Location o the Phatthalung Province

Phatthalung (Thai: พัทลุง) is ane o the soothren provinces (changwat) o Thailand. Neighborin provinces are (frae north clockwise) Nakhon Si Thammarat, Songkhla, Satun an Trang.


The province is locatit on the Malay Peninsula. Tae the east it borders the lairge shallow Songkhla lake, while the wast is covered bi muntains o the Nakhon Si Thammarat chain. The Khao Pu - Khao Ya Naitional Pairk is locatit in these muntains at the border tae Trang.


Phatthalung wis umwhile kent as Mardelong (Jawi: مردلوڠ) in Malay, especially durin the time when the region came unner Muslim influence.[1]

Durin the reign o Keeng Ramathibodi I o the Ayutthaya Kinrick in the 14t century Phatthalung became ane o twal ryal ceeties. At the end o the 18t century King Rama I submittit the ceety tae the Meenistry o Defense, which wis responsible for aw the soothren provinces. Durin the administrative reform bi Keeng Chulalongkorn Phatthalung became pairt o the Monthon Nakhon Si Thammarat.


  1. C. Skinner (1985). The Battle for Junk Ceylon: The Syair Sultan Maulana. Foris Publications. p. 272. ISBN 9067650668.