Phibunsongkhram Province
Province of Thailand
Flag of Phibunsongkhram Province
Coat of arms of Phibunsongkhram Province
Coat of arms

Phibunsongkhram is shaded blue
May 9 1941
• Thailand returns annexed territories to French Indochina[1]
November 17 1946
Preceded by
Succeeded by
French protectorate of Cambodia
French protectorate of Cambodia
Today part ofCambodia
Map of Thailand's territorial losses, which were used as a justification for the annexation.

Phibunsongkhram Province (Thai: พิบูลสงคราม) was a province of Thailand that existed between 1941 and 1946. It was created as a result of the annexation of Cambodian territory by Thailand following the 1940-41 Franco-Thai war. The province was named after Plaek Phibunsongkhram, prime minister of Thailand at the time.[2] The province was dissolved and returned to France in 1946.


The province was formed in 1941 after France ceded Siem Reap (excluding Siem Reap town and the Angkor Wat ruins[3] ), Oddar Meanchey and Banteay Meanchey provinces to Thailand as a result of the Franco-Thai war.[4] The province was dissolved in 1946 and returned to France after the post-war French government threatened to veto Thailand's entry into the UN.

Administrative divisions

Phibunsongkhram was divided into six districts (amphoe):

Name Thai corresponding to Cambodian
1 Phairirayodet ไพรีระย่อเดช Puok District
2 Kalantha Buri กลันทบุรี Kralanh District
3 Phrom Khan พรหมขันธ์ Chong Kal
4 Kriangsakphichit เกรียงศักดิ์พิชิต Samraong District
5 Wari Saen วารีแสน Varin District
6 Chom Krasan จอมกระสานติ์ Choam Khsant District

See also


  1. ^ "Laos - INDEPENDENCE".
  2. ^ Thailand's War With Vichy France
  3. ^ "Regional Flag 1941-1945 (Thailand)". Flags of the World. Retrieved 13 November 2013.
  4. ^ Ratchakitcha access date 20 May 2013

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