Mueang Nonthaburi District
District location in Nonthaburi Province
|• Total||77.018 km2 (29.737 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,733.21/km2 (12,259.0/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Mueang Nonthaburi (Thai: เมืองนนทบุรี, RTGS: Mueang Nonthaburi), 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 that Talat Khwan (Talacoan) was an important place on the Chao Phraya River. 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 Mueang Nonthaburi. From 1 January 1943 to 9 May 1946 Nonthaburi was abolished and split between Thonburi and Phra Nakhon Provinces. Thus the district, which was then in Phra Nakhon Province, was renamed "Nonthaburi". After the recreation of the province, it changed back to "Mueang Nonthaburi".
The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 32 villages (mubans). The city (thesaban nakhon) of Nonthaburi covers tambons Suan Yai, Talat Khwan, Bang Khen, Bang Kraso, and Tha Sai. Bang Si Muang has town status (thesaban mueang) and covers tambons Bang Si Muang and Bang Krang. Sai Ma has township status (thesaban tambon) and covers the tambon of the same name.
|7.||Bang Si Muang||บางศรีเมือง||24,635||5|
|10.||Bang Rak Noi||บางรักน้อย||20,975||6|
- La Loubére, Simon de: A New Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam, London: 1693, p. 4
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