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Uttaradit (อุตรดิตถ์)

Thai. Name of a province (map) and its capital city in North Thailand, 491 kms north of Bangkok and with a population of around 35,000. Birth place of Phraya Phichai Dahb Hak (fig.), a local hero who fought alongside King Taksin. The city was given the epithet ‘city of widows and virgins’, supposedly because the region was a former front-line during invasions from Burma. The province is known for having the largest teak tree in the world. It is 1,500 years old and has a height of 47 meters and a diameter of 9.8. Besides this, places of interest include the Phraya Phichai Dahb Hak Museum, several waterfalls, National Parks, and the world's biggest Nahm Phi sword (map - fig.). The province has nine amphur. See also Uttaradit data file.