Bang Lamung District
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
|• Total||173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,228.7/km2 (3,182/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Mueang Bang Lamung was formerly located in Ban Bang Lamung, Tambon Bang Lamung. However, the government downgraded Bang Lamung to a district, with the district office located on the banks of Khlong Nok Yang. In 1909, the district head, Phraya Sattaya Nukun (Choem), moved the district office to the seacoast in Tambon Na Kluea (Naklua).
On October 21, 1952 the district office was completely destroyed by a storm. The office set up temporarily in Bang Lamung School, Sukhumvit Road. The following year the Thai government approved building a new district office near the school. It is still in use today.
Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Si Racha (Sri Racha) of Chonburi Province, Pluak Daeng, Nikhom Phatthana, Ban Chang of Rayong Province, Sattahip of Chonburi Province and the Gulf of Thailand. The islands of Ko Lan and Ko Phai belong to this district.
The district is subdivided into 8 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 61 villages (muban). The city of Pattaya is a special municipal area which covers the whole tambon Nong Prue and Na Kluea and parts of Huai Yai and Nong Pla Lai. There are further two townships (thesaban tambon) - Bang Lamung and Laem Chabang. Laem Chabang covers parts of the tambon Bang Lamung, and of neighboring Si Racha the complete tambon Bueng, Sura Sak, Thung Su Khla and parts of Nong Kham. Bang Lamung covers parts of the tambon Bang Lamung, Nong Pla Lai and Takhian Tia. The non-municipal area is administrated by 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|3.||Nong Pla Lai||หนองปลาไหล||12,024|
|5.||Khao Mai Kaeo||เขาไม้แก้ว||5,057|
- Bang Lamung district history (Thai)