Wang Nam Yen District

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Wang Nam Yen
วังน้ำเย็น
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Coordinates: 13°29′59″N 102°10′55″E / 13.49972°N 102.18194°E / 13.49972; 102.18194Coordinates: 13°29′59″N 102°10′55″E / 13.49972°N 102.18194°E / 13.49972; 102.18194
Country  Thailand
Province Sa Kaeo
Seat Wang Nam Yen
Area
 • Total 325.05 km2 (125.50 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 62,059
 • Density 190.9/km2 (494/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 27210
Geocode 2704

Wang Nam Yen (Thai: วังน้ำเย็น) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Sa Kaeo Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

In 1971 the government built a new road connecting Chanthaburi with Sa Kaeo. Then the people from Ban Tha Ta Si and Ban Nong Prue moved to settle their new village along the new road in the area. They named the new village Ban Wang Nam Yen after their important water resource. It was upgraded to Tambon Wang Nam Yen of Sa Kaeo district in 1975. On December 1, 1976 the minor district (King Amphoe) Wang Nam Yen was created, consisting of the three tambon Wang Nam Yen, Wang Sombun and Ta Lang Nai.[1] Wang Nam Yen was upgraded to a full district on April 1, 1983.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khao Chakan, Watthana Nakhon, Khlong Hat Wang Sombun of Sa Kaeo Province and Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 69 villages (muban). Wang Nam Yen is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers the whole tambon Wang Nam Yen. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Wang Nam Yen วังน้ำเย็น 18 21,598
3. Ta Lang Nai ตาหลังใน 14 12,882
5. Khlong Hin Pun คลองหินปูน 15 9,492
6. Thung Maha Charoen ทุ่งมหาเจริญ 22 18,087

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Wang Sombun district.

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