Satun province is the furthest southern province of Thailand on Andaman Ocean side. It is located 973 Km. from Bangkok with the area of 2,807.522 square Kilometers or 1,754.701 Rai. The neighboring provinces are Trang, Songkhla, Perlis State and Kedah State of Malaysia, as of 31st December 2017, it hast the population of total 319,700 persons, of which are 158,832 men and 160,868 women, divided into 101,646 households. Mostly Muslims of 76.77%, Buddhist of 23.02% and other religions of 0.21%. It has 232 mosques, 41 Temples and 3 Chapels, 3 Chinese Temples and 208 Islamic Centers for Islamic and Ethical Education, 392 monks, 53 young monks and 230 imams.
The district is divided into 7 districts, 36 subdistricts, 279 villages, 33 provincial agencies, 51 central agencies and 13 state enterprises. With 1 provincial administration organization, 7 municipalities and 34 subdistrict administrative organizations and 51 communities.
The economic structure of Satun province is based on the main occupations and trades of rubber plantations, palm oil, rice farming and orchard production, etc. According to the gross product figures, in the year 2015, the population of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB) had an average annual income of 112,051 Baht, an increase of 693 Baht compared to the previous year. In comparison with the southern provinces, Satun has the seventh highest average income per person/year and the 28th of the country.
Source: Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board (NESDB)