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Chiang Mai Province (Thailand)

North Region

Last modified: 2012-10-15 by ian macdonald
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[Chiang Mai Province (Thailand)] 2:3 image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 August 2012

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Description of the flag

According to the Thai Ministry of Interior in 2000, the flag of Chiang Mai province is blue with a representation of the main elements of the provincial seal in the middle of the flag on a pale green disk with a red outer and a yellow inner border, and the name of the province in red on a yellow label on the bottom of the disk.
Olivier Touzeau, 9 August 2012

Former Flag

[Former Flag (Chiang Mai Province, Thailand)] 2:3 image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 August 2012

Former flag : national flag with provincial seal in the center.
Description from
The seal of the province shows a white elephant in a glass pavilion to commemorate the offering of a such elephant by King Rama II to the ruler of Chiang Mai. The pavilion symbolizes that Buddhism prospered in Chiang Mai, especially when in 1477 the teachings of Buddha, the Tripitaka, were reviewed.
Olivier Touzeau, 9 August 2012

Kingdom of Lanna

There was a kingdom of Lanna (Lan Na) 1259-1892 (royalty continued to 1939) and it has been reported that it had a banner or at least that the ruler had one.

There were also principalities that might have had flags at:
Khelang Nakorn (from 1892 Lam Pang province), royalty ended 1925;
Lamphun 1775-1892 (royalty ended 1943);
Nan to 1892 (royalty ended 1931)
Patani (from 1902 Pattani).

It would be interesting to see if there was more history about the flags of these regions.
Ben Cahoon, 5 October 2012