Ban Chang District

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Ban Chang
บ้านฉาง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Coordinates: 12°43′42″N 101°3′59″E / 12.72833°N 101.06639°E / 12.72833; 101.06639Coordinates: 12°43′42″N 101°3′59″E / 12.72833°N 101.06639°E / 12.72833; 101.06639
Country  Thailand
Province Rayong
Seat Ban Chang
Area
 • Total 238.4 km2 (92.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 49,189
 • Density 206.3/km2 (534/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 21130
Geocode 2102

Ban Chang (Thai: บ้านฉาง) is the westernmost district (amphoe) of Rayong Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area originally was Tambon Phala of Mueang Rayong district. From 1963 on the American military used the U-Tapao airforce base, thus the community grew bigger.

The government created Ban Chang minor district (King Amphoe) on May 7, 1976 by splitting two tambon from Mueang district.[1] It was upgraded to be full district on March 16, 1985.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Sattahip, Bang Lamung of Chonburi Province, Nikhom Phatthana and Mueang Rayong of Rayong Province. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 22 villages (muban). Ban Chang is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of the tambon Ban Chang and Phla. Samnak Thon is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Samnak Thon. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal areas.

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Samnak Thon สำนักท้อน 8 16,442
2. Phla พลา 7 9,432
3. Ban Chang บ้านฉาง 7 23,315

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอเมืองระยอง จังหวัดระยอง ตั่งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอบ้านฉาง". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 93 (71 ง): 1038. May 4, 1976. 
  2. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเขาสวนกวาง อำเภอแปลงยาว อำเภอบ่อทอง อำเภอปะคำ และอำเภอบ้านฉาง พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๘". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 102 (33 ก special): 7–9. March 15, 1985. 

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