Ban Chang District

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Ban Chang
บ้านฉาง
Amphoe
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
Area
 • 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.

History[edit]

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]

Geography[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

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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