Provinces o Thailand
Thailand is dividit intae 75 provinces (Thai: จังหวัด, changwat, singular an plural), which are geographically grouped intae 6 regions. The caipital Bangkok is no a province but a special admeenistrative aurie an is includit as the 76t province syne it is admeenistered at the same level as the ither 75 provinces. The name o the provinces are the same as that o their respective caipital ceeties. The ae 6 provinces whose caipitals arna the biggest ceeties in their provinces are Tak (Mae Sot is the biggest ceety), Pathum Thani (Rangsit is the biggest ceety), Songkhla (Hat Yai is the biggest ceety), Chonburi (Pattaya is the biggest ceety), Narathiwat (Su-ngai Kolok is the biggest ceety) an Prachuap Khiri Khan (Hua Hin is the biggest ceety).
Bangkok is baith the heichest population an the heichest population density. The biggest province bi aurie is Nakhon Ratchasima, the smawest Samut Songkhram. Ranong haes the lawest population number, while Mae Hong Son haes the lawest population density (facts accordin tae the year 2000 census).
Each province is admeenistered bi a govrenor, who is appointit bi the Meenistry o Internal Affairs. The anerlie exception is Bangkok, whose govrenor is electit bi its population.
Thailand is subdividit intae 878 destricts (amphoe, อำเภอ). The fiftie destricts o Bangkok are cawed khet (เขต), but even in offeecial documents they are sometimes misidentified as amphoe. The number o destricts in each provinces varies, frae three in the smawest provinces tae fiftie in Bangkok. Further subdiveesion levels are tambon (subdistricts) an finally, muban (veelages). In Bangkok the tambon are cawed khwaeng.
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This dividin seestem is recognised formally bi the Ryal Institute o Thailand, ithers maybe dividit intae 4 regions: North, Northeast, Central an Sooth.
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