Chachoengsao History, Schools

Chachoengsao Province is one of the provinces in the eastern region of Thailand. Its neighboring provinces are Nakhon Nayok and Prachin Buri in the north, Sa Kaeo and Chanthaburi in the east, Chonburi in the south, and Samut Prakan and Bangkok in the west. (See map below.)

Formerly known as Paet Riu, Chachoengsao was originally recognized as a territory of Siam during the reign of King Borommatrailokkanat in the Ayutthaya period. It was elevated to provincial status in 1916. 

The province has a total land area of 5,351 km2 and an estimated population of more than 709,000 in 2015. Topography is mostly lowland, drained by the Bang Pa Kong River. Hills and rolling terrain are found in the eastern part of the province. Farming and manufacturing are the major source of livelihood of its people. The province is a major rice and fish producer. Several industrial estates are located in the province.

The province is divided into 11 districts namely:
1. Mueang (Capital town)
2. Bangkla
3. Bang Nam Priao
4. Bang Pakong
5. Ban Pho
6. Phanom Sarakham
7. Ratchasan
8. Sanam Chai Khet
9. Plaeng Yao
10. Tha Takiap
11. Khlong Khuean

Schools and Other Institutions in the Chachoengsao Province
1. Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University
2. Chachoengsao Vocational College
3. Chachoengsao Technical College
4. Chulabhorn Technical College
5. Chachoengsao Polytechnic College
6. Benchamaratrungsarit School (1 & 2)

Benchamarungsarit School Chachoengsao

7. Dat Darunee School
8. Wat Don Thong School
9. Phuttirangsripibul School
10. Puttha Sothon School
11. Wat Phanit Witthaya School
12. St. Louis School

St. Louis School Chachoengsao
St. Louis School Chachoengsao

13. St. Anthony School

St. Anthony School Chachoengsao

14. St. Anthony Church
15. St. Paul Church
16. Buddhasothorn Hospital
17. Kasemrad Hospital

For tourist spots in the province, go to Chachoengsao Province Points of Interest.

Capitol (Salakang) of Chachoengsao Province
Chachoengsao has beautiful palm tree-lined streets
Bus Station
Train Station
Bridge Over the Bang Pa Kong River that meanders through Chachoengsao Province
The Buddhasothorn Hospital in Mueang is the tallest building in the province.
RELATED: Bangkok City, Chonburi Province, Other Provinces of Thailand

External Link: Website in Thai

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