Samut Sakhon

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Samut Sakhon

สมุทรสาคร
City of Samut Sakhon
เทศบาลนครสมุทรสาคร
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Thachalom railway station and Wat Chong Lom
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Samut Sakhon
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Samut Sakhon
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 13°32′55″N100°16′39″E / 13.54861°N 100.27750°E / 13.54861; 100.27750 Coordinates: 13°32′55″N100°16′39″E / 13.54861°N 100.27750°E / 13.54861; 100.27750
Country Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
Province Flag Samut Sakhon Province.png  Samut Sakhon
District Mueang Samut Sakhon
Government
  TypeCity Municipality
  MayorSupap Saeheng
Area
  Total10.33 km2 (3.99 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
  Total60,103
  Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Area code (+66) 34
Website sakhoncity.go.th
Maeklong Railway
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Pak Khlong San
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Wongwian Yai
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Talat Phlu
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Khlong Ton Sai
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Chom Thong
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Wat Sai
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Wat Sing
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Bang Bon
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Khan Keha
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Rang Sakae
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Rang Pho
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Sam Yaek
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Phrom Daen
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Thung Si Thong
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Bang Nam Chuet
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Khok Khwai
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Ban Khom
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Khlong Chak
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Maha Chai
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Tha Chin River
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Ban Laem
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Tha Chalom
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Ban Chi Phakhao
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Khlong Noklek
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Bang Sikhot
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Bang Krachao
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Ban Bo
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Bang Thorat
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Ban Kalong
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Ban Na Khwang
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Ban Na Khok
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Ked Mueang
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Lad Yai
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Bang Krabun
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Maeklong

Samut Sakhon (Thai : สมุทรสาคร, pronounced [samùt sǎːkʰɔːn] , Pronunciation) is a City in Thailand, capital of Samut Sakhon Province. [1] It is a stop on the Maeklong Railway. Samut Sakhon is 48 km from Bangkok. [2] It is part of the Bangkok Metropolitan Region.

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Name

Samut Sakhon was formerly called Tha Chin (Chinese Pier) probably because, in the old days, it had been a trading port for a vast number of Chinese junks. In 1548, a City named Sakhon Buri was established at the mouth of the Tha Chin River. It was a center for recruiting troops from various seaside towns. The name of the City was changed to Mahachai when Klong (canal) Mahachai was dug in 1704 to connect the Tha Chin River to the City. Later, the City was renamed Samut Sakhon by King Rama IV but it is still popularly called Mahachai by its residents. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Samut Sakhon". Tourist Authority of Thailand (TAT). Archived from the original on 28 May 2015. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  2. "Distance: Bangkok to Samut Sakhon". Google Maps. Retrieved 28 May 2015.