|Pop. density:||147 inh./km²|
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During the reign of King Ramathibodi I of the Ayutthaya kingdom in the 14th century Phattalung became one of twelve royal cities. At the end of the 18th century King Rama I submitted the city to the Ministry of Defense. During an administrative reform by King Chulalongkorn Phattalung became part of the Nakhon Si Thammarat prefecture. In 1924 Phattalung became a prefecture of its own, and in 1933 it was converted in a province.
11.1% of the population are muslims.
The provincial seal shows the 250 meter high Phu Khao Ok Thalu mountain, the symbol of the province. |
The provincial tree as well as the provincial flower is the Sweet Shorea (Shorea roxburghii).