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Roi Et was established in 1775 and lies in central north-eastern Thailand, for over 200 years, known as the Isaan region. Neighbouring provinces are (from north clockwise) Kalasin, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Sisaket, Surin, and Maha Sarakham.

The name of the province literally means 'one hundred and one'. It was original supposed to be named after it's eleven ancient gates 'Sip Et', but in ancient times the number eleven was written as "๑๐๑" (101).
The ancient writing was misunderstood to mean 101 and thus referred to from that day as the Province of 'Roi Et'.

Most of the province is covered by plains about 130–160 meters above sea level, drained by the Chi River. In the north are the hills of the Phu Phan mountain range. The Yang River is the major watercourse. In the south is the Mun River, which also forms the boundary with Surin. At the mouth of the Chi River, where it enters the Mun River, a floodplain provides a good rice farming area. The total forest area is 346 km2 (134 sq mi) or 4.4 percent of provincial area.


The provincial seal shows the shrine of the city pillar, which is in the artificial lake Bueng Phalan Chai. The spirit of the shrine, Mahesak, is revered by local people.





The provincial tree is Lagerstroemia macrocarpa.



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