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 THA (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 airforce base, thus the community grew bigger.

The government created Ban Chang minor district (King Amphoe) on May 7, 1976 by splitting two tambon from Mueang district.[1] It was upgraded to be full district on March 16, 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 subdivided into 3 subdistricts (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 further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal areas.

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


  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอเมืองระยอง จังหวัดระยอง ตั่งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอบ้านฉาง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 93 (71 ง): 1038. May 4, 1976. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเขาสวนกวาง อำเภอแปลงยาว อำเภอบ่อทอง อำเภอปะคำ และอำเภอบ้านฉาง พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 102 (33 ก special): 7–9. March 15, 1985. 

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