Bang Yai District

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Bang Yai

บางใหญ่
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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
CountryThailand
ProvinceNonthaburi
SeatSao Thong Hin
Tambon6
Muban69
Amphoe establishedApril 1, 1921
Area
 • Total96.398 km2 (37.219 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total147,351
 • Density1,528.56/km2 (3,959.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code11140
Geocode1203

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 19 October 1930 it was renamed "Bang Yai", the original name of Bang Kruai District.[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 divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 66 villages (muban). There are five 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 a further three 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยุบกิ่งอำเภอเปลี่ยนชื่อและย้ายอำเภอกับโอนตำบล (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 47 (0 ก): 226–228. October 19, 1930.

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