Bannang Sata District

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Bannang Sata
บันนังสตา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Coordinates: 6°16′0″N 101°15′52″E / 6.26667°N 101.26444°E / 6.26667; 101.26444Coordinates: 6°16′0″N 101°15′52″E / 6.26667°N 101.26444°E / 6.26667; 101.26444
Country  Thailand
Province Yala
Seat Bannang Sata
Area
 • Total 629.0 km2 (242.9 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 53,161
 • Density 84.5/km2 (219/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 95130
Geocode 9503

Bannang Sata (Thai: บันนังสตา) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Yala Province, southern Thailand.

History[edit]

The name Bannang Sata is actually the Thai corruption of Benang Setar (Jawi: بنڠ ستار), its original Malay name. "Benang" means sewing thread, while "setar" is a tree with small and sour fruit (Bouea macrophylla).[1]

In the past the district was named Ba Cho (บาเจาะ) controlled by Mueang Raman, created in 1907. The name Ba Cho is actually the Thai corruption of Bachok (Jawi: باچوق), its original Malay name. Later when the government reformed administration, the district office was moved to a new location and renamed to be Bannang Sata.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Yaha, Krong Pinang, Raman of Yala province, Rueso, Si Sakhon of Narathiwat province, Than To of Yala province again and the state Kedah of Malaysia.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 50 villages (muban). Bannang Sata is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) covering parts of the tambon Bannang Sata. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Bannang Sata บันนังสตา 11 17,189
2. Bacho บาเจาะ 5 7,230
3. Tano Pute ตาเนาะปูเต๊ะ 10 9,101
4. Tham Thalu ถ้ำทะลุ 5 2,758
5. Taling Chan ตลิ่งชัน 13 13,010
6. Khuean Bang Lang เขื่อนบางลาง 6 3,873
 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chote Suvatti, Thailand (1938). A Check-list of Aquatic Fauna in Siam (excluding Fishes). Bureau of Fisheries. p. 81. 

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