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Location o Phitsanulok Province

Phitsanulok (Thai: พิษณุโลก) is a provinces (changwat) o Thailand, locatit in the north. Neighborin provinces are (frae east clockwise) Loei, Phetchabun, Phichit, Kamphaeng Phet, Sukhothai, Uttaradit. In the north-east it an aa haes a short border wi Xaignabouli o Laos.

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The first element Phitsanu (Thai: พิษณุ) is a cognate o Vishnu, a Hindu god (see, e.g. Witsanu, Thai: วิษณุ). Lack o a v soond in the Thai leid accoonts for the twa forms. The seicont element lok (Thai: โลก) means globe or warld. A loose translation o the entire name wad be Vishnu's Heaven.

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