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Central Thailand

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Central Thailand (Central plain) or more specifically Siam (also known as Suvarnabhumi and Dvaravati) is one of the regions of Thailand, covering the broad alluvial plain of the Chao Phraya River. It is separated from northeast Thailand (Isan) by the Phetchabun mountain range. The Tenasserim Hills separate it from Myanmar to the west. In the north it is bounded by the Phi Pan Nam Range, one of the hilly systems of northern Thailand. The area was the heartland of the Ayutthaya Kingdom (at times referred to as Siam), and is still the dominant area of Thailand, containing as it does, the world's most primate city, Bangkok.

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Central Region
ภาคกลาง
From upper-left to lower-right: Lumphini Park; Wat Chaiwatthanaram; Fishing, Bueng Boraphet; Wat Mahathat Sukhothai Historical Park; Khao Kho National Park
Central Region in Thailand
Largest cityBangkok
Provinces
Area
  Total91,798.64 km2 (35,443.65 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
  Total20,183,134
  Density220/km2 (570/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+07:00 (ICT)
LanguageThaiothers
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