Mueang Kanchanaburi District

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Mueang Kanchanaburi
เมืองกาญจนบุรี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Coordinates: 14°0′12″N 99°33′0″E / 14.00333°N 99.55000°E / 14.00333; 99.55000Coordinates: 14°0′12″N 99°33′0″E / 14.00333°N 99.55000°E / 14.00333; 99.55000
Country  Thailand
Province Kanchanaburi
Seat Pak Phraek
Area
 • Total 1,236.28 km2 (477.33 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 153,597
 • Density 124.2/km2 (322/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 71000
Geocode 7101

Mueang Kanchanaburi (Thai: เมืองกาญจนบุรี) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Kanchanaburi Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

Mueang Kanchanaburi was changed status to be the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Kanchanaburi province in 1913.

The old district office was located at Lak Mueang Road, Tambon Ban Nuea. It was moved to Sang Chuto Road, Tambon Pak Phraek on October 1, 1954.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring are (from west clockwise) Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, Sai Yok, Si Sawat, Bo Phloi, Tha Muang, Dan Makham Tia of Kanchanaburi Province and Suan Phueng of Ratchaburi Province.

The Khwae Noi and Khwae Yai rivers are important water resources which join at the town Kanchanaburi to form the Mae Klong River.

Phu Nam Ron[1] is a transnational cross-border point at the western end of the district. It is expected to gain in importance if the planned Dawei deepwater port project goes ahead, along with a highway and a railway line between Bangkok and that harbor.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 99 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Kanchanaburi covers the tambon Ban Nuea, Ban Tai, and parts of Pak Phraek, Tha Makham, and also parts of the tambon Tha Lo of neighboring Tha Muang district. Additionally there are 3 townships (thesaban tambon) - Kaeng Sian, Nong Bua and Talat Ya each covering parts of the same-named tambon, and 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Ban Nuea บ้านเหนือ - 11,851
2. Ban Tai บ้านใต้ - 6,842
3. Pak Phraek ปากแพรก 13 28,688
4. Tha Makham ท่ามะขาม 5 12,422
5. Kaeng Sian แก่งเสี้ยน 9 9,154
6. Nong Bua หนองบัว 8 9,272
7. Lat Ya ลาดหญ้า 7 30,161
8. Wang Dong วังด้ง 11 8,023
9. Chong Sadao ช่องสะเดา 7 3,649
10. Nong Ya หนองหญ้า 9 7,423
11. Ko Samrong เกาะสำโรง 8 7,298
13. Ban Kao บ้านเก่า 15 12,657
16. Wang Yen วังเย็น 7 6,157

Missing numbers belong to tambon which now form Dan Makham Tia

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