Mueang Songkhla District

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Mueang Songkhla
เมืองสงขลา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 7°12′25″N 100°35′47″E / 7.20694°N 100.59639°E / 7.20694; 100.59639Coordinates: 7°12′25″N 100°35′47″E / 7.20694°N 100.59639°E / 7.20694; 100.59639
Country Thailand
Province Songkhla
Seat Bo Yang
Tambon 6
Muban 47
Area
 • Total 171.9 km2 (66.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 163,329
 • Density 948.7/km2 (2,457/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 90000
Geocode 9001

Mueang Songkhla (Thai: เมืองสงขลา, Pattani Malay: ซิงกอรา) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Village, Tambon Bo Yang

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Chana, Na Mom, Hat Yai and Singhanakhon of Songkhla Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

In the northern part of the district is Songkhla Lake.

History[edit]

The name "Songkhla" is a Thai corruption of Singgora, its original name, which means "the city of lions" in Malay. It refers to a lion-shaped mountain near the city of Songkhla.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The Mueang Songkhla District is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 47 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Bo Yang บ่อยาง - 67,154
02. Khao Rup Chang เขารูปช้าง 10 39,231
03. Ko Taeo เกาะแต้ว 10 11,121
04. Phawong พะวง 08 30,541
05. Thung Wang ทุ่งหวัง 10 10,396
06. Ko Yo เกาะยอ 09 04,886

Local administration[edit]

There is one city (thesaban nakhon) in the district:

  • Songkhla (Thai: เทศบาลนครสงขลา) consisting of the sub-district Bo Yang.

There is one town (thesaban mueang) in the district:

  • Khao Rup Chang (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองเขารูปช้าง) consisting of the sub-district Khao Rup Chang.

There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Phawong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลพะวง) consisting of the sub-district Phawong.
  • Ko Taeo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเกาะแต้ว) consisting of the sub-district Ko Taeo.

There are two sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Thung Wang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลทุ่งหวัง) consisting of the sub-district Thung Wang.
  • Ko Yo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะยอ) consisting of the sub-district Ko Yo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-14. 

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