Mueang Nonthaburi District

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Mueang Nonthaburi
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°51′44″N 100°30′48″E / 13.86222°N 100.51333°E / 13.86222; 100.51333Coordinates: 13°51′44″N 100°30′48″E / 13.86222°N 100.51333°E / 13.86222; 100.51333
Country  Thailand
Province Nonthaburi
Seat Bang Kraso
Tambon 10
Muban 26 (administrative)
 • Total 77.018 km2 (29.737 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 362,450
 • Density 4,706.04/km2 (12,188.6/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 11000
Geocode 1201

Mueang Nonthaburi (Thai: เมืองนนทบุรี, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ nōn.tʰáʔ.bū.rīː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Nonthaburi province in Thailand. The city of Nonthaburi has 267,001 inhabitants, while the whole district has 348,553.


The district was originally named Talat Khwan. Simon de la Loubère, who was a French envoy extraordinary to the king of Ayutthaya, wrote in his book about Talat Khwan (Talacoan) as a principal place of the Chaophraya river side.[1] However, it is unknown what year it was established. In 1917, the provincial administration of Nonthaburi was moved into the district, and thus the district was renamed to Mueang Nonthaburi. From January 1, 1943 till May 9, 1946, the province Nonthaburi was abolished and split between Thonburi and Phra Nakhon province, thus the district, which was then under Phra Nakhon province, was renamed to simply Nonthaburi.[2] After the recreation of the province, it changed back to be Mueang Nonthaburi.[3]


The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 61 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) of Nonthaburi covers the tambon Suan Yai, Talat Khwan, Bang Khen, Bang Kraso and Tha Sai. Bang Si Mueang has town status (thesaban mueang) and covers the tambon Bang Si Mueang and Bang Krang. Sai Ma has township status (thesaban tambon) and covers the same-named tambon.

No. Name Thai Inh. Villages
1. Suan Yai สวนใหญ่ 39,270 09
2. Talat Khwan ตลาดขวัญ 55,298 11
3. Bang Khen บางเขน 42,819 09
4. Bang Kraso บางกระสอ 55,574 -
5. Tha Sai ท่าทราย 73,827 -
6. Bang Phai บางไผ่ 08,027 05
7. Bang Si Mueang บางศรีเมือง 21,986 05
8. Bang Krang บางกร่าง 22,095 10
9. Sai Ma ไทรม้า 17,261 06
10. Bang Rak Noi บางรักน้อย 15,344 06

National government[edit]

The Thai Department of Corrections has its headquarters in this district.[4]


  1. ^ La Loubére, Simon de: A New Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam, London: 1693, p. 4
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 60 (3 ก): 103–105. January 12, 1943. 
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอบางแห่ง พ.ศ. ๒๔๘๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 63 (63 ก): 486–488. September 28, 1946. 
  4. ^ "Contact Us." Department of Corrections (Thailand). Retrieved on December 23, 2015. "Foreign Affairs Sub-bureau, Bureau of Penology, Department of Corrections, 222 Nonthaburi 1 Street, Suanyai Sub-district, Muang district, Nonthaburi province, Thailand 11000" - Thai address and map: "กรมราชทัณฑ์ 222 ถนนนนทบุรี 1 ตำบลสวนใหญ่ อำเภอเมือง จังหวัดนนทบุรี 11000 โทร 02-967-2222"

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