Suphan Buri is a town (thesaban mueang) in central Thailand
Thailand , officially the Kingdom of Thailand , formerly known as Siam , is a country located at the centre of the Indochina peninsula and Southeast Asia. It is bordered to the north by Burma and Laos, to the east by Laos and Cambodia, to the south by the Gulf of Thailand and Malaysia, and to the...

, capital of the Suphan Buri Province. It covers the whole tambon
Tambon is a local government unit in Thailand. Below district and province , they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of the 2009 there are 7255 tambon, not including the 169 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains 8-10 tambon...

Tha Philiang and parts of the tambon Rua Yai and Tha Rahat, all within the Mueang Suphan Buri district
Amphoe Mueang Suphanburi
Mueang Suphanburi is the capital district of Suphanburi Province, central Thailand.-History:Suphan Buri is an old city. In the era of Ankorian king Jayavarman VII, inscription called Prasat Phra Khan was made and which mentions the name of Suvarnapura. Later Suphan Buri become important city of...

. As of 2006 it has a population of 26,656.
This is the city where luk thung
Luk thung
Luk Thung refers to the most popular form of a style of music found in Thailand. The term is short for pleng luk thung .Luk Thung songs typically reflect the hardship of everyday life among the rural poor. Tempos tend to be slow, and singers use an expressive singing style with a lot of vibrato...

 superstar Pumpuang Duangjan
Pumpuang Duangjan
Pumpuang 'Peung' Duangjan , or 'Poompuang Moon' as she was referred to in Thailand, was the professional name of a Thai megastar singer, actress who pioneered electronic Luk Thung. She is considered one of the most important Luk Thung vocalists in Thailand. The child of poor farmers, she came to...

 is buried and is sometimes called the Thai Nashville
Nashville, Tennessee
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