Name: Changwat Pattani
Area: About 1,940 km²
Inhabitants: About 600,000
Location: South Thailand
Neighboring provinces: (Three) 3: Narathiwat, Songkhla and Yala.
Amphoe / Districts: Kapho, Khok Pho, Mae Lan, Mai Kaen, Mayo, Mueang Pattani, Nong Chik, Panare, Sai Buri, Thung Yang Daeng, Yarang and Yaring.
Popular tourist destinations: Namtok Phong Phong waterfall, Hat Bang Sai beach, Pattani Central Mosque and Somdet Phra Srinagarindra Park.
The coastal province of Pattani is located in southern Thailand near the border to Malaysia. The majority of the population here are Muslims. The word Pattani comes from the Malay word Patani that means "this beach". Since Pattani is a coastal province there's a lot of beaches here some of the most popular is Hat Khae Khae, Panarea Hat and Hat Chalalai.