Songkhla


Songkhla

Songkhla ( _th. สงขลา) is a city ("thesaban nakhon") in the Songkhla Province of southern Thailand, near the border with Malaysia. As of 2006 it had a population of 75,048. The city is a part of Greater Hatyai-Songkhla Metropolitan Area.

Despite being smaller than the neighboring city Hat Yai, Songkhla is the capital of Songkhla Province as well as the Mueang Songkhla district (Songkhla Town district).

Due to its location at the opening of the big Songkhla lake to the Gulf of Thailand, Songkhla is a fishing town and also an important harbour. It is the major seaport on the east side of the Isthmus of Kra.

Songkhla was sometimes known as Singgora or Singora (City of Lions).

On December 8, 1941, hours before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the Imperial Japanese army landed here and proceeded south towards Perlis and Penang as part of the Malayan campaign which culminated in the capture of Singapore.

External links

*http://www.songkhlamun.org Website of city (Thai only)


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