Chai Badan District

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Chai Badan
ชัยบาดาล
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Lopburi Province
Amphoe location in Lopburi Province
Coordinates: 15°12′22″N 101°8′12″E / 15.20611°N 101.13667°E / 15.20611; 101.13667Coordinates: 15°12′22″N 101°8′12″E / 15.20611°N 101.13667°E / 15.20611; 101.13667
Country  Thailand
Province Lopburi
Seat Lam Narai
Area
 • Total 1,253.0 km2 (483.8 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 90,224
 • Density 70.7/km2 (183/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 15130
Geocode 1604

Chai Badan (Thai: ชัยบาดาล) is a district (Amphoe) in eastern part of Lopburi Province, central Thailand. The local people usually call it Lam Narai, as the district center is located in Tambon Lam Narai.

History[edit]

The Chai Badan was an ancient town in the Pa Sak River valley, controlled from Nakhon Ratchasima. In 1914 it was upgraded to be a district of Phetchabun Province. In 1918 it was moved to be part of Sara Buri Province. Finally it became part of Lopburi Province on November 1, 1941.[1]

1943 the district office was moved from Chai Badan subdistrict to Bua Chum subdistrict,[2] which was undone one year after already.[3] In 1960 it was again moved to Bua Chum.[4] The area around the district office was made the new subdistrict Lam Narai in 1970.[5]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Lam Sonthi, Tha Luang, Phatthana Nikhom, Khok Samrong and Khok Charoen of Lopburi Province, and Si Thep of Phetchabun Province.

The Wang Kan Luang waterfall is the most favorite place of Lopburi visitors, also from neighboring provinces.

Plantation Valley in rainy season, Amphoe Chai Badan

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 17 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 136 villages (muban). Lam Narai has subdistrict municipality status (thesaban tambon) and covers part of the tambon Lam Narai and Chai Narai. There are further 16 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[6]
01. Lam Narai ลำนารายณ์ 12 17,488
02. Chai Narai ชัยนารายณ์ 06 06,294
03. Sila Thip ศิลาทิพย์ 12 05,635
04. Huai Hin ห้วยหิน 08 02,741
05. Muang Khom ม่วงค่อม 11 05,650
06. Bua Chum บัวชุม 09 08,071
07. Tha Din Dam ท่าดินดำ 06 04,509
08. Makok Wan มะกอกหวาน 03 01,504
09. Sap Takhian ซับตะเคียน 06 04,896
10. Na Som นาโสม 06 02,655
11. Nong Yai To หนองยายโต๊ะ 08 04,000
12. Ko Rang เกาะรัง 10 06,510
14. Tha Manao ท่ามะนาว 08 03,224
17. Nikhom Lam Narai นิคมลำนารายณ์ 09 04,423
18. Chai Badan ชัยบาดาล 08 06,334
19. Ban Mai Samakkhi บ้านใหม่สามัคคี 06 02,957
22. Khao Laem เขาแหลม 08 03,333

The missing numbers belong to tambon which now form Lam Sonthi district

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