Ban Chang District

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Ban Chang
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Coordinates: 12°43′42″N 101°3′59″E / 12.72833°N 101.06639°E / 12.72833; 101.06639Coordinates: 12°43′42″N 101°3′59″E / 12.72833°N 101.06639°E / 12.72833; 101.06639
Country Thailand
Province Rayong
Seat Ban Chang
 • Total 238.4 km2 (92.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 49,189
 • Density 206.3/km2 (534/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 21130
Geocode 2102

Ban Chang (Thai: บ้านฉาง, pronounced [bâːn t͡ɕʰǎːŋ]) is the westernmost district (amphoe) of Rayong Province, eastern Thailand.


The area originally was Tambon Phala of Mueang Rayong District. From 1963 on the American military used the U-Tapao Royal Thai Navy Airfield, thus the community grew bigger.

The government created Ban Chang minor district (king amphoe) on 7 May 1976 by splitting two tambon from Mueang District.[1] It was upgraded to be full district on 16 March 1985.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Sattahip, Bang Lamung of Chonburi Province, Nikhom Phatthana and Mueang Rayong of Rayong Province. To the south is the Gulf of Thailand.


The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 22 villages (muban). Ban Chang is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of the tambon Ban Chang and Phla. Samnak Thon is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Samnak Thon. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal areas.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Samnak Thon สำนักท้อน 8 16,442
2. Phla พลา 7 9,432
3. Ban Chang บ้านฉาง 7 23,315

See also[edit]

U-Tapao International Airport


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