Ban Phaeo District

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Ban Phaeo

บ้านแพ้ว
Amphoe location in Samut Sakhon Province
Amphoe location in Samut Sakhon Province
Coordinates: 13°35′26″N 100°6′28″E / 13.59056°N 100.10778°E / 13.59056; 100.10778Coordinates: 13°35′26″N 100°6′28″E / 13.59056°N 100.10778°E / 13.59056; 100.10778
Country Thailand
ProvinceSamut Sakhon
Area
 • Total245.031 km2 (94.607 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total98,759
 • Density403.04/km2 (1,043.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code74120
Geocode7403

Ban Phaeo (Thai: บ้านแพ้ว, pronounced [bâːn pʰɛ́(ː)w]) is a district (Amphoe) in the northern part of Samut Sakhon Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

In the past the area of the district was covered with deep forest. Hunters who traveled to hunt wild animals there always lost the way, so they agreed to make meeting points by using Phaeo flags. When people established a new village, they named their village Ban Phaeo. It was controlled by Sam Phran district. Later when the village grew bigger it became a Tambon. In 1925 the government split Tambon Rong Khe, Lak Sam from Ban Bo district and merged it with Tambon Ban Phaeo to form the Ban Phaeo district. The new district was assigned to Samut Sakhon province.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Sam Phran district of Nakhon Pathom Province, Krathum Baen and Mueang Samut Sakhon of Samut Sakhon Province, Mueang Samut Songkhram of Samut Songkhram Province, Damnoen Saduak and Bang Phae of Ratchaburi Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). There are three townships (thesaban tambon) - Ban Phaeo, Kaset Phatthana and Lak Ha. The non-municipal area is administrated by 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Ban Phaeo บ้านแพ้ว
2. Lak Sam หลักสาม
3. Yokkrabat ยกกระบัตร
4. Rong Khe โรงเข้
5. Nong Song Hong หนองสองห้อง
6. Nong Bua หนองบัว
7. Lak Song หลักสอง
8. Chet Rio เจ็ดริ้ว
9. Khlong Tan คลองตัน
10. Amphaeng อำแพง
11. Suan Som สวนส้ม
12. Kaset Phatthana เกษตรพัฒนา
 Map of Tambon