Betong District

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Betong
เบตง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Coordinates: 5°46′25″N 101°3′38″E / 5.77361°N 101.06056°E / 5.77361; 101.06056Coordinates: 5°46′25″N 101°3′38″E / 5.77361°N 101.06056°E / 5.77361; 101.06056
Country  Thailand
Province Yala
Seat Betong
Tambon 5
Muban 32
Area
 • Total 1,328.0 km2 (512.7 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 61,794
 • Density 41.1/km2 (106/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 95110
Geocode 9502

Betong (Thai: เบตง) is the southernmost district (Amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Betong is located at the boundary to Malaysia. To the north is Than To, to the east Chanae (Narathiwat Province). To the south is the Malayian state of Perak, to the west Kedah.

The highest point of the Sankalakhiri Range (Northern Titiwangsa Mountains), 1,533 m (5,030 ft) high Ulu Titi Basah (เขาหลวง), is located at the Thai/Malaysian border between Betong District and Hulu Perak district of Perak.[1]

History[edit]

In the past, this area was under Mueang Raman, Monthon Pattani. It was officially upgraded to be a district in 1868 in the name Yarom. In 1930, Phra Phichit Banchakan, the district name was changed to Betong.[citation needed]

The name Betong is actually the Thai corruption of Betung, its original Malay name means 'Bamboo'.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Betong is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 32 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Betong เบตง - 26,640
02. Yarom ยะรม 08 10,074
03. Tano Maero ตาเนาะแมเราะ 09 09,470
04. Aiyoeweng อัยเยอร์เวง 11 11,244
05. Than Nam Thip ธารน้ำทิพย์ 04 04,366
 Map of Tambon

Local administration[edit]

There is one town (Thesaban Mueang) in the district:

  • Betong (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองเบตง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Betong.

There is one subdistrict municipality (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Than Nam Thip (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลธารน้ำทิพย์) consisting of the complete subdistrict Than Nam Thip.

There are 3 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Yarom (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลยะรม) consisting of the complete subdistrict Yarom.
  • Tano Maero (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลตาเนาะแมเราะ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Tano Maero.
  • Aiyoeweng (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลอัยเยอร์เวง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Aiyoeweng.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunong Ulu Titi Basah: Thailand
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-05-20. 

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