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Nakhon Ratchasima

Full nameCity of Nakhon Ratchasima
Official nameCity of Nakhon Ratchasima
Native nameเทศบาลนครนครราชสีมา
Other nameKorat City
CountryThailand Thailand
DistrictMueang Nakhon Ratchasima
ProvinceNakhon Ratchasima
- SettledAD.1656 (Ayutthaya Period)
- as Sanitary districtsJanuary 3, 1908
- as MunicipalityDecember 7, 1935
TypeCity Municipality
MayorSurawuth Cherdchai
Municipal ClerkArlom Tangtaku
Total Area14.5 sq mi (37.5 km2)
Land Area14.45 sq mi (37.4 km2)
Metro Area296.52 sq mi (768 km2)
Total Population166217 (2011)
Density (pop.)4432.45/km2 (11480/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)444023
Other information
Time zoneThailand (UTC+7)
Area code044

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Nakhon Ratchasima ( , -thnáʔkʰɔːn râːt.tɕʰa.sǐː.maːpron) is a city (thesaban nakhon) in the north-east (Isan) of Thailand and gateway to Isan. It is the capital of the Nakhon Ratchasima Province and Nakhon Ratchasima district. As of August 16, 2010, in the municipal area has a population of 142,645.

The city is also commonly known as Korat (RTGS Khorat, ), a short version of the full name. It is located at the western edge of the Khorat Plateau and historically marked the boundary between the Lao and Siamese territory, however now is considered a gateway to the Northeast (Isan). Its geographical location is .

Nakhon Ratchasima is also the center of the Nakhon Ratchasima Metropolitan Area.

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