Aranyaprathet District

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Aranyaprathet District (Thai: อรัญประเทศ) is a district (Amphoe) in Sa Kaeo Province in Thailand. It borders Cambodia to the East.

Aranyaprathet
อรัญประเทศ
Amphoe
Boundary at Aranyaprathet
Boundary at Aranyaprathet
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Coordinates: 13°42′3″N 102°30′42″E / 13.70083°N 102.51167°E / 13.70083; 102.51167Coordinates: 13°42′3″N 102°30′42″E / 13.70083°N 102.51167°E / 13.70083; 102.51167
Country  Thailand
Province Sa Kaeo
Seat Ban Mai Nong Sai
Area
 • Total 821.265 km2 (317.092 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 83,171
 • Density 101.3/km2 (262/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Geocode 2706

Economy[edit]

Until the Khmer Rouge disrupted neighbouring Cambodia in 1975, Aranyaprathet was a stop on the railroad connecting Bangkok with the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh. Aranyaprathet maintains its rail link with Bangkok but Poipet, the neighbouring Cambodian town, is still yet to see any rail activity since the Khmer Rouge destroyed the track.

Southeast of central Aranyaprathet, 6 km away, is the busiest border crossing between Cambodia and Thailand. In addition to being on a major trade route, the border sees much activity touristwise as it is on the road between Bangkok and Siem Reap, the town nearest Angkor Wat.

Aran, as the town is known in Thailand, has been affected by the growth of the gambling industry in Poipet. Despite gambling being illegal in both Thailand and Cambodia, the Cambodian government has granted concessions for casinos to be built at many of its land crossings. Cambodians are not permitted to gamble in the casinos. Poipet's proximity to Bangkok (3-5 hrs by road) has made it the most popular of these border casino areas. It now hosts seven casinos. The popularity of the casinos has increased real estate prices in Aranyaprathet.

History[edit]

Aranyaprathet was originally a district within the province Kabin Buri. On April 1, 1926 the province was abolished and the two districts Mueang Kabin Buri and Aranyapathret became districts of Prachinburi Province.[1] In 1993 it was one of the districts which formed the new Sa Kaeo province.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Aranyaprathet (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.7
(90.9)
34.8
(94.6)
36.2
(97.2)
36.7
(98.1)
35.1
(95.2)
33.9
(93)
33.1
(91.6)
32.8
(91)
32.6
(90.7)
32.3
(90.1)
31.9
(89.4)
31.4
(88.5)
33.63
(92.53)
Average low °C (°F) 20.2
(68.4)
22.7
(72.9)
24.5
(76.1)
25.5
(77.9)
25.4
(77.7)
25.1
(77.2)
24.8
(76.6)
24.6
(76.3)
24.5
(76.1)
24.0
(75.2)
22.2
(72)
19.9
(67.8)
23.62
(74.52)
Rainfall mm (inches) 5.4
(0.213)
27.6
(1.087)
52.4
(2.063)
85.7
(3.374)
168.3
(6.626)
163.6
(6.441)
166.4
(6.551)
208.6
(8.213)
252.3
(9.933)
174.2
(6.858)
36.5
(1.437)
4.8
(0.189)
1,345.8
(52.985)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 3 5 9 17 18 19 20 19 15 6 1 133
 % humidity 63 64 66 70 77 79 80 82 83 81 73 66 73.7
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Rainfall mm, Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Administration[edit]

The district Aranyaprathet is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 111 villages (muban). Aranyaprathet itself has town status (thesaban mueang) and covers the complete tambon Aranyaprathet. There are further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Aranyaprathet อรัญประเทศ - 16,937
2. Mueang Phai เมืองไผ่ 7 3,982
3. Han Sai หันทราย 10 5,538
4. Khlong Nam Sai คลองน้ำใส 12 5,324
5. Tha Kham ท่าข้าม 11 4,654
6. Pa Rai ป่าไร่ 9 5,573
7. Thap Phrik ทับพริก 7 3,433
8. Ban Mai Nong Sai บ้านใหม่หนองไทร 7 9,466
9. Phan Suek ผ่านศึก 13 6,438
10. Nong Sang หนองสังข์ 8 6,596
11. Khlong Thap Chan คลองทับจันทร์ 10 4,672
12. Fak Huai ฟากห้วย 10 6,695
13. Ban Dan บ้านด่าน 7 3,863

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศ เรื่อง ยุบจังหวัดกบินทร์บุรีลงเป็นอำเภอขึ้นจังหวัดปราจีน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 42 (0 ก): 430–431. March 31, 1926. 

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