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Encyclopedia > Yala Province
Yala
ยะลา
Statistics
Capital: Yala
Area: 4,521.1 km²
Ranked 48th
Inhabitants: 415,537 (2000)
Ranked 59th
Pop. density: 92 inh./km²
Ranked 47th
ISO 3166-2: TH-95
Governor: Thira Mintharasak
(since November 2006)
Map
Map of Thailand highlighting Yala Province}

Yala (Thai: ยะลา) is the southernmost province (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north-west clockwise) Songkhla, Pattani and Narathiwat. Yala is the only land-locked province in the south of Thailand. The southern part borders Kedah and Perak of Malaysia. Yala (Thai: ยะลา) is a city in the extreme south of Thailand, and is administrative capital of Yala Province. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... This is a list of the provinces of Thailand in order of their area. ... This is a list of the provinces of Thailand in order of their total population. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... This is a list of the provinces of Thailand in order of their population density, based upon the census of 2000. ... The ISO 3166-2 codes for Thailand describe the 75 provinces (changwat) and the city of Bangkok, which is both a province and a municipality. ... Image File history File links Map of Thailand highlighting the Yala province File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Thailand is divided into 76 provinces (Thai: จังหวัด, changwat, singular and plural), which are grouped into 5 groups of provinces - sometimes the East and Central are grouped together. ... Songkhla (Thai: ) is the one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... This article is about southern province of Thailand. ... Narathiwat (Thai นราธิวาส) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. ... State anthem: Allah Selamatkan Sultan Mahkota Capital Alor Star Royal capital Anak Bukit Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Sultan Tuanku Abdul Halim  - Menteri Besar Mahdzir Khalid History    - British control 1909   - Japanese occupation 1942   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 9,426 km² Population  - 2003 estimate 1,778,188  - Density... For other uses, see Perak (disambiguation). ...

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Geography

Yala Province is located on the Malay Peninsula. The Malay Peninsula (Malay: Semenanjung Tanah Melayu) is a major peninsula located in Southeast Asia. ...


History

For more details on this topic, see South Thailand insurgency.

The name Yala is actually the Thai corruption of Jala, its original Malay name means 'net'. The province is also known as Jolor in Patani Malay language. Combatants  Thailand Mujahideen Pattani Movement (BNP) Pattani United Liberation Organization (PULO) Pattani Islamic Mujahideen Movement (GMIP) Mujahideen Islamic Pattani Group National Revolution Front (BRN) Pattani Liberation National Front (BNPP) Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) Commanders Bunrot Somthat Surayud Chulanont Wan Kadir Wan Che Casualties More than 3,000 killed 2,729 civilian... Not to be confused with the Malayalam language, spoken in India. ... Yawi is the transcription of the Thai word ยาวี, which Thai people understand to be the Patani Malay language (or Bahasa Melayu Patani in Malay). ...


Historically Pattani Province was the centre of the semi-independent Malay Sultanate of Patani, but paying tribute to the Thai kingdoms of Sukhothai and Ayutthaya. After Ayutthaya fell in 1767, Sultanate of Patani gained full independence but under King Rama I it again came under Siam's control. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Kingdom of Patani (Pattani) was a Malay state approximately covering the area of the modern Thai provinces of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat. ... The Sukhothai kingdom was a kingdom in the north of Thailand around the city Sukhothai. ... The kingdom of Ayutthaya (Thai: ) was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. ... Year 1767 (MDCCLXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... His Majesty King Rama I of Siam (portrait in the National History Museum, Bangkok) Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke or Rama I the Great, was king of Thailand from 1782 to 1809. ...


In 1909, it was annexed by Siam as part of Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 negotiated with the British Empire. Along with Narathiwat, Yala was originally part of Pattani Province but they were split off and became provinces of their own. There is a separatist movement in Yala, which after being dormant for many years erupted again in 2004. Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Anglo-Siamese Treaty of 1909 or Bangkok Treaty of 1909 was a treaty between the United Kingdom and Thailand signed on March 10, 1909 in Bangkok. ... The British Empire in 1897, marked in pink, the traditional colour for Imperial British dominions on maps. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into South Thailand insurgency. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Demographics

Yala is one of the four provinces of Thailand where the majority of the population are Muslim, making up 68.9% of the population. Also 66.1% of the population are Malay. They speak the Patani Malay language. The Yala Malays are very similar in ethnicity and culture to the Malays of Kelantan, Malaysia. There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Yawi is the transcription of the Thai word ยาวี, which Thai people understand to be the Patani Malay language (or Bahasa Melayu Patani in Malay). ... State motto: Berserah kepada Tuhan Kerajaan Kelantan State anthem: Selamat Sultan Capital (and royal capital) Kota Bharu Ruling party PAS  - Sultan Tuanku Ismail Petra  - Menteri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat History    - Siamese control 1603   - British control 1909   - Japanese occupation 1942-1946   - Accession into Federation of Malaya 1948  Area  - Total 14...


Symbols

Seal of the province The provincial seal shows a miner with simple mining tools including hoes, crowbars, and baskets. Yala was originally a mining town with tin and tungsten ores.

The provincial tree is the Red Saraca (Saraca declinata), and the provincial flower is the Bullet Wood (Mimusops elengi). Image File history File links Provincial seal of the Yala province, Thailand. ... This article is about the metallic chemical element. ... For other uses, see Tungsten (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Jack) Miq. ...

Administrative divisions

Yala is subdivided into 8 districts (Amphoe), which are further subdivided into 56 communes (tambon) and 341 villages (muban). Image File history File links Map of Yala province, Thailand, showing the districts (Amphoe) Mueang Yala (อำเภอเมืองยะลา) Betong (อำเภอเบตง) Bannang Sata (อำเภอบันนังสตา) Than To (อำเภอธารโต) Yaha (อำเภอยะหา) Raman (อำเภอรามัน) Kabang (อำเภอกาบัง) Krong Pinang (sub-district?) (กิ่งอำเภอกรงปินัง) File links The following pages link to this file: Yala Province ... A amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. ... Tambon (Thai: ตำบล) is a local government unit in Thailand. ... Muban (Tha หมู่บ้าน) is the lowest administrative subdivision of Thailand. ...

Amphoe
  1. Mueang Yala
  2. Betong (Malay: Betung)
  3. Bannang Sata (Malay: Benang Setar)
  4. Than To
  1. Yaha
  2. Raman (Malay: Reman)
  3. Kabang (Malay: Kabae or Kabe)
  4. Krong Pinang (Malay: Kampung Pinang)

Mueang Yala (Thai: ) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Betong (Thai: ) is the southernmost district (Amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Bannang Sata (Thai: ) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Than To (Thai: ) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Yaha (Thai: ) is a district (Amphoe) in the western part of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Raman (Thai: ) is a district (Amphoe) in the northeastern part of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Kabang (Thai: ) is the westernmost district (Amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ... Krong Pinang (Thai: ) is a district (Amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand. ...

External links

  • Province page from the Tourist Authority of Thailand
  • (Thai) Website of the Province
  • Yala provincial map, coat of arms and postal stamp

Coordinates: 6°32′24″N 101°16′52″E / 6.54, 101.28111 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Provinces of Thailand Flag of Thailand
Capital: Bangkok
North: Chiang Mai | Chiang Rai | Kamphaeng Phet | Lampang | Lamphun | Mae Hong Son | Nakhon Sawan | Nan | Phayao | Phetchabun | Phichit | Phitsanulok | Phrae | Sukhothai | Tak | Uthai Thani | Uttaradit
North-East: Amnat Charoen | Buri Ram | Chaiyaphum | Kalasin | Khon Kaen | Loei | Maha Sarakham | Mukdahan | Nakhon Phanom | Nakhon Ratchasima | Nong Bua Lamphu | Nong Khai | Roi Et | Sakon Nakhon | Si Sa Ket | Surin | Ubon Ratchathani | Udon Thani | Yasothon
Central: Ang Thong | Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya | Chachoengsao | Chai Nat | Kanchanaburi | Lop Buri | Nakhon Nayok | Nakhon Pathom | Nonthaburi | Pathum Thani | Phetchaburi | Prachuap Khiri Khan | Ratchaburi | Samut Prakan | Samut Sakhon | Samut Songkhram | Saraburi | Sing Buri | Suphan Buri
South: Chumphon | Krabi | Nakhon Si Thammarat | Narathiwat | Pattani | Phang Nga | Phatthalung | Phuket | Ranong | Satun | Songkhla | Surat Thani | Trang | Yala
East: Chanthaburi | Chonburi | Prachin Buri | Rayong | Sa Kaeo | Trat

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