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The Diocese of Chiang Mai, in the northern region of the Kingdom of Thailand, was erected in 1959.The diocesan covers a land area of 89,483 square kilometers and includes all eight northern provinces. These are Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Lamphun, Mae Hong Son, Nan, Phayao and Phrae.The...
The diocese of Amravati, created on May 8, 1955, was formerly part of the archdiocese of Nagpur. In 1977, some of its territory was taken for the creation of Aurangabad diocese. The diocesan territory of 46,447 square kilometers comprises the civil districts of Amravati, Akola, Buldana, Washim and...

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