Bang Yai District

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Bang Yai
บางใหญ่
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°52′36″N 100°24′14″E / 13.87667°N 100.40389°E / 13.87667; 100.40389Coordinates: 13°52′36″N 100°24′14″E / 13.87667°N 100.40389°E / 13.87667; 100.40389
Country  Thailand
Province Nonthaburi
Seat Sao Thong Hin
Tambon 6
Muban 69
Amphoe established April 1, 1921
Area
 • Total 96.398 km2 (37.219 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 138,982
 • Density 1,441.75/km2 (3,734.1/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 11140
Geocode 1203

Bang Yai (Thai: บางใหญ่, pronounced [bāːŋ jàj]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Nonthaburi Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1917 as a minor district (King Amphoe) by splitting it from the district Bang Kruai and Bang Bua Thong. In 1921 it was elevated to full district status. Originally named Bang Mae Nang, on October 19, 1930 it was renamed to Bang Yai, the original name of the district Bang Kruai.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Sai Noi, Bang Bua Thong, Mueang Nonthaburi, Bang Kruai, and Phutthamonthon of Nakhon Pathom Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 66 villages (muban). There are 5 townships (thesaban tambon) – Bang Muang covers parts of tambon Bang Muang, Bang Len and Sao Thong Hin; Bang Yai covers parts of tambon Bang Mae Nang, Bang Yai and Ban Mai; Sao Thong Hin covers most parts of tambon Sao Thong Hin; Bang Len covers most parts of tambon Bang Len; and Ban Bang Muang covers most parts of tambon Bang Muang. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal areas of tambon Bang Mae Nang, Bang Yai and Ban Mai.

No. Name Thai name Villages     
1. Bang Muang บางม่วง 15
2. Bang Mae Nang  บางแม่นาง  15
3. Bang Len บางเลน 11
4. Sao Thong Hin  เสาธงหิน 8
5. Bang Yai บางใหญ่ 6
6. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 11

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