Songkhla, otherwise called Singgora or Singora, is a city thesaban nakhon in Songkhla Province of southern Thailand, close to the outskirt with Malaysia. Starting at 2006 it had a populace of 75,048. Songkhla lies 968 km 601 mi south of Bangkok. In spite of being littler than the neighboring city Hat Yai, Songkhla is the capital of Songkhla Province and in addition the Mueang Songkhla region Songkhla town area. Because of its area at the opening of Songkhla Lake to the Gulf of Thailand, Songkhla is an angling town and furthermore a vital harbor. It is the significant seaport on the east side of the Isthmus of Kra.
The name Songkhla is really the Thai defilement of Singgora its unique name signifies "the city of lions" in Malay not to be mistaken for Singapura. This alludes to a lion-formed mountain close to the city of Songkhla. Archeological unearthings on the isthmus between Lake Songkhla and the ocean uncover that in the tenth through the fourteenth century this was a noteworthy urbanized region, and a focal point of universal sea exchange, specifically with Quanzhou in China. The long Sanskrit name of the express that existed there has been lost; its short Sanskrit name was Singhapura "Lion City" not to be mistaken for Singapura, a city state. The short vernacular name was Satingpra, originating from the Mon-Khmer sting/steng/stang signifying "waterway" and the Sanskrit pura "city".