Ban Phaeo District

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Ban Phaeo

บ้านแพ้ว
District location in Samut Sakhon Province
District 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
CountryThailand
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 (ICT)
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 district was covered with deep forest. Hunters who traveled to hunt wild animals there always lost their 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 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.

Ban Phaeo can be considered as "green zone of Samut Sakhon", because there are no factories in the area.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 12 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (mubans). There are three townships (thesaban tambons): Ban Phaeo, Kaset Phatthana, and Lak Ha. The non-municipal area is administered by seven 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

Economy[edit]

Ban Phaeo is a district that is well known as the area where young aromatic coconut trees are grown widely. In addition, Ban Phaeo is also the largest breeding place for snakeskin gourami fish in the country.[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Karnjanatawe, Karnjana (2018-04-05). "Bearing fruit". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
  2. ^ "ปลาสลิดบ้านแพ้ว" [Ban Phaeo snakeskin gourami]. Province.mots.go.th (in Thai).