Pathum Thani province

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Pathum Thani
Official seal of Pathum Thani
Map of Thailand highlighting Pathum Thani Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Pathum Thani Province
Coordinates: 14°1′15″N 100°31′29″E / 14.02083°N 100.52472°E / 14.02083; 100.52472Coordinates: 14°1′15″N 100°31′29″E / 14.02083°N 100.52472°E / 14.02083; 100.52472
Country Thailand
CapitalPathum Thani town
 • GovernorNarongsak Osotthanakorn (since 2021-present)
 • Total1,525.9 km2 (589.2 sq mi)
Area rankRanked 69th
 • 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[change | change source]

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

History[change | change source]

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]


Education and technology[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. "Population of the Kingdom" (PDF). Department of Provincial Affairs (DOPA) Thailand (in Thai). 2014-12-31. Retrieved 19 Mar 2015.
  2. "Population Statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2010-03-25. Retrieved 2010-06-28. Pathum Thani town population 18,843; Rangsit town population 76,843
  3. "Pathum Thani". Amazing Thailand. Tourism Authority of Thailand. Archived from the original on 2014-02-28. Retrieved 2015-01-03.

Other websites[change | change source]