Wichian Buri District

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Wichian Buri
วิเชียรบุรี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phetchabun Province
Amphoe location in Phetchabun Province
Coordinates: 15°39′26″N 101°6′24″E / 15.65722°N 101.10667°E / 15.65722; 101.10667Coordinates: 15°39′26″N 101°6′24″E / 15.65722°N 101.10667°E / 15.65722; 101.10667
Country  Thailand
Province Phetchabun
Seat Tha Rong
Area
 • Total 1,632.0 km2 (630.1 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 129,291
 • Density 79.2/km2 (205/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 67130
Geocode 6705

Wichian Buri (Thai: วิเชียรบุรี) is a district (Amphoe) in southern part of Phetchabun Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

In the past the area of Wichian Buri was administrated by the Mueang Tha Rong. King Rama III upgraded status of Tha Rong city by gathering Bua Chum and Chai Badan and changed the city name to be Wichian Buri. When King Rama V created Monthon Phetchabun, Wichian Buri became a subordinate of Phetchabun in 1898. The name of the district was changed to be Tha Rong by the law on April 17, 1939,[1] but changed back to Wichian Buri in 1944.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bueng Sam Phan of Phetchabun Province, Phakdi Chumphon and Thep Sathit of Chaiyaphum Province, Si Thep of Phetchabun again, and Phaisali of Nakhon Sawan Province.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wichian Buri (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32.5
(90.5)
34.8
(94.6)
36.6
(97.9)
37.2
(99)
35.3
(95.5)
34.3
(93.7)
33.5
(92.3)
32.9
(91.2)
32.5
(90.5)
32.5
(90.5)
32.2
(90)
31.4
(88.5)
33.81
(92.85)
Average low °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
20.9
(69.6)
23.2
(73.8)
24.9
(76.8)
25.1
(77.2)
24.9
(76.8)
24.6
(76.3)
24.5
(76.1)
24.4
(75.9)
23.7
(74.7)
20.9
(69.6)
17.9
(64.2)
22.76
(72.97)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7.7
(0.303)
12.6
(0.496)
50.6
(1.992)
89.9
(3.539)
158.1
(6.224)
144.3
(5.681)
145.9
(5.744)
209.2
(8.236)
246.1
(9.689)
131.6
(5.181)
20.3
(0.799)
4.3
(0.169)
1,220.6
(48.053)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 1 2 3 8 14 14 16 19 18 12 3 1 111
Avg. relative humidity (%) 64 61 62 66 74 76 77 80 82 78 70 65 71.3
Source: Thai Meteorological Department (Normal 1981-2010), (Avg. rainy days 1961-1990)

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 177 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Whichian Buri covers parts of the tambon Tha Rong and Sa Pradu, and Phu Toei covers parts of the tambon Phu Thoei. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Tha Rong ท่าโรง
2. Sa Pradu สระประดู่
3. Sam Yaek สามแยก
4. Khok Prong โคกปรง
5. Nam Ron น้ำร้อน
6. Bo Rang บ่อรัง
7. Phu Toei พุเตย
8. Phu Kham พุขาม
9. Phu Nam Yot ภูน้ำหยด
10. Sap Sombun ซับสมบูรณ์
11. Bueng Krachap บึงกระจับ
12. Wang Yai วังใหญ่
13. Yang Sao ยางสาว
14. Sap Noi ซับน้อย

References[edit]

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

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