Mueang Nakhon Pathom District

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Mueang Nakhon Pathom
เมืองนครปฐม
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Coordinates: 13°49′11″N 100°3′57″E / 13.81972°N 100.06583°E / 13.81972; 100.06583Coordinates: 13°49′11″N 100°3′57″E / 13.81972°N 100.06583°E / 13.81972; 100.06583
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Pathom
Seat Phra Pathom Chedi
Area
 • Total 417.44 km2 (161.17 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 278,259
 • Density 666.58/km2 (1,726.4/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 73000
Geocode 7301

Mueang Nakhon Pathom (Thai: เมืองนครปฐม; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ náʔkʰɔ̄ːn pā.tʰǒm]) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

This area was an ancient city, dating back to pre-historic times. It was the starting point of Buddhism in Dvaravati culture area.

The district was created in 1895 named Phra Pathom Chedi district, under control of Mueang Nakhon Chai Si, Monthon Nakhon Chai Si. In 1898 the government moved the capital city of the monthon and the province from Nakhon Chai Si to Phra Pathom Chedi district. King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) changed the district name to Mueang Nakhon Pathom in 1913.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Kamphaeng Saen, Don Tum, Nakhon Chai Si, Sam Phran of Nakhon Pathom Province, Bang Phae, Photharam and Ban Pong of Ratchaburi Province.

Khlong Chedi Bucha is the important water resource of the district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 25 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 214 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) of Nakhon Pathom covers the complete tambon Phra Pathom Chedi and parts of the tambon Bang Khaem, Bang Khaem, Sanam Chan, Bo Phlap, Nakhon Pathom, Nong Pak Long, Lam Phaya and Huai Chorakhe. There are further three townships (thesaban tambon) - Phrong Maduea covers parts of tambon Phrong Maduea and Nong Din Daeng, Tham Sala covers parts of tambon Tham Sala, and Don Yai Hom covers parts of tambon Don Yai Hom.

1. Phra Pathom Chedi พระปฐมเจดีย์
2. Bang Khaem บางแขม
3. Phra Prathon พระประโทน
4. Thammasala ธรรมศาลา
5. Ta Kong ตาก้อง
6. Map Khae มาบแค
7. Sanam Chan สนามจันทร์
8. Don Yai Hom ดอนยายหอม
9. Thanon Khat ถนนขาด
10. Bo Phlap บ่อพลับ
11. Nakhon Pathom นครปฐม
12. Wang Taku วังตะกู
13. Nong Pak Long หนองปากโลง
14. Sam Khwai Phueak สามควายเผือก
15. Thung Noi ทุ่งน้อย
16. Nong Din Daeng หนองดินแดง
17. Wang Yen วังเย็น
18. Phrong Maduea โพรงมะเดื่อ
19. Lam Phaya ลำพยา
20. Sa Kathiam สระกะเทียม
21. Suan Pan สวนป่าน
22. Huai Chorakhe ห้วยจรเข้
23. Thap Luang ทัพหลวง
24. Nong Ngu Lueam หนองงูเหลือม
25. Ban Yang บ้านยาง

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