Southern Border Provinces Administrative Centre. Yala, Pattani, Narathiwat, Satun dan 4 districts of Songkhla are provinces included to be the 5 Southern most provinces of Thailand.
Under the Southern Area is divided into 44 Disticts , 326 tambons and 2239 villages. 2,300,000 ppl are gathered in the area. 80% are muslim and People traditions are unique and the Malay languages is used as the local dialect. The current Director fot he SBPAC is Mr Panu Uthairat since 4 November 2009.
SBPAC is a strategic Unit under the order of PRime Ministr Office since 30 October 2006.
SBPAC has developed an intelligent network under the Southern Thailand as follow:
(a) Satun- International trading port and ecotourism area.
(b) Songkhala - Rubber World center. International education center. and international tourismand sport.
(c) Pattani- Halal food hub. International Islamic studies and Cultual tourism Center.
(d) Narathiwat - Economic Hub. Palm Oil renewable energy sources.
(e) Yala- Agricultual product center. Natural attraction.