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Sakon Nakhon Province

Sakon Nakhon
สกลนคร
Province
Official seal of Sakon Nakhon
Seal
Map of Thailand highlighting Sakon Nakhon Province
Map of Thailand highlighting Sakon Nakhon Province
Country  Thailand
Capital Sakon Nakhon
Government
 • Governor Sombat Triwatsuwan (since March 2009)
Area
 • Total 9,605.8 km2 (3,708.8 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 19th
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,123,351
 • Rank Ranked 17th
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Density rank Ranked 43rd
HDI
 • HDI (2009) 0.705 (medium) (62nd)
Time zone Thailand Standard Time (UTC+7)
Area code(s) 042
ISO 3166 code TH-47
Vehicle registration สกลนคร

Sakon Nakhon (Thai: สกลนคร) is one of the northeastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Nong Khai, Bueng Kan, Nakhon Phanom, Mukdahan, Kalasin, and Udon Thani. The capital is Sakon Nakhon.

Etymology

The word sakon originates from the Sanskrit word sakala (Devanagari: सकल) meaning entire, whole, or total, and the word nakhon from Sanskrit nagara (Devanagari: नगर) meaning town or city. Hence the name of the province literally means "city of cities" . In the Khmer language the province would be Sakor Nokor.

Geography

Sakon Nakhon City Gate

The province is on the Khorat Plateau

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