Tha Muang District

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Tha Muang
ท่าม่วง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°58′0″N 99°38′19″E / 13.96667°N 99.63861°E / 13.96667; 99.63861Coordinates: 13°58′0″N 99°38′19″E / 13.96667°N 99.63861°E / 13.96667; 99.63861
Country  Thailand
Province Kanchanaburi
Seat Tha Muang
Area
 • Total 610.97 km2 (235.90 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 105,415
 • Density 172.5/km2 (447/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 71110
Geocode 7106

Tha Muang (Thai: ท่าม่วง) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Kanchanaburi Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1898, the named Tai (ใต้). Mr. Chom was the first head of district. Later people in the district moved southward to nearby Wat Si Loha Rat Bamrung then they changed the district name to be Wang Khanai (วังขนาย). In 1939 Phra Woraphak Phibun, then the head of district, renamed the district to Tha Muang after the name of the central tambon.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dan Makham Tia, Mueang Kanchanaburi, Bo Phloi, Phanom Thuan, Tha Maka of Kanchanaburi Province, Ban Pong and Chom Bueng of Ratchaburi Province.

The important water resource is the Mae Klong River. The Mae Klong Dam that stopped the Mae Klong River is located in the district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 113 villages (muban). There are five townships (thesaban tambon) within the district - Tha Muang, Nong Khao and Nong Takya each cover parts of the same-named tambon, while Samrong covers parts of the tambon Phang Tru and Wang Sala the whole tambon Wang Sala. Also parts of tambon Tha Lo belong to the town Kanchanaburi. There are further 12 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Tha Muang ท่าม่วง 5 14,325
2. Wang Khanai วังขนาย 7 7,102
3. Wang Sala วังศาลา 9 11,827
4. Tha Lo ท่าล้อ 6 10,321
5. Nong Khao หนองขาว 12 8,429
6. Thung Thong ทุ่งทอง 7 8,133
7. Khao Noi เขาน้อย 6 5,013
8. Muang Chum ม่วงชุม 5 6,454
9. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 11 7,118
10. Phang Tru พังตรุ 9 8,387
11. Tha Takro ท่าตะคร้อ 7 3,694
12. Rang Sali รางสาลี่ 14 6,797
13. Nong Tak Ya หนองตากยา 15 7,815

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 

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