nakhon ratchasima (thai: นครราชสีมา, pronounced [ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.sǐː.māː]) is one of the four major cities of isan, thailand, known as the "big four of isan". the city is commonly known as korat (โคราช, pronounced [kʰōː.râːt]), a shortened form of its name. it is the governmental seat of the nakhon ratchasima province and mueang nakhon ratchasima district. nakhon ratchasima is the heart of the nakhon ratchasima metropolitan area.
korat is at the western edge of the korat plateau. historically, it once marked the boundary between lao and siamese territory. it is the gateway to the lao-speaking northeast (isan). its location is , the municipal area had a population of 142,645.
Korat is at the western edge of the Korat Plateau. Historically, it once marked the boundary between Lao and Siamese territory. It is the gateway to the Lao-speaking northeast (Isan). Its location is , the municipal area had a population of 142,645.