|Pop. density:||124 inh./km²|
Nakhon Ratchasima (often shortened to Khorat, Thai นครราชสีมา) is one of the north-eastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (clockwise, from north) Chaiyaphum, Khon Kaen, Buriram, Srakaeo, Prachinburi, Nakhon Nayok, Saraburi, Lopburi.
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The area around Korat was an important center already in the times of the Khmer empire in the 11th century, as can be seen by the temple ruins in the Phimai historical park.
The provincial seal shows a monument of Thao Suranaree (1772-1852), the local hero of the province. She was the wife of the governmental councillor, when in 1826 she gathered the local people to assist the Thai army to fight the Laotian king Anuwong. King Rama III gave her the honorary title Tao Suranaree in recognition of her bravery.|
The provincial tree is Millettia leucantha