Mueang Trat District

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Mueang Trat
เมืองตราด
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Trat Province
Amphoe location in Trat Province
Coordinates: 12°13′54″N 102°30′48″E / 12.23167°N 102.51333°E / 12.23167; 102.51333Coordinates: 12°13′54″N 102°30′48″E / 12.23167°N 102.51333°E / 12.23167; 102.51333
Country Thailand
Province Trat
Seat Nong Samet
Area
 • Total 938.611 km2 (362.400 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 89,661
 • Density 95.5/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 23000
Geocode 2301

Mueang Trat (Thai: เมืองตราด, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ tràːt]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Trat Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area was settled in 1901 as a khwaeng of Mueang Trat. The government upgraded the khwaeng to Mueang Trat District in 1908. In 1921 the district was renamed to Bang Phra after the name of the central tambon. The district name was changed to Mueang Trat in 1938 due to the new naming policy of the capital districts.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Laem Ngop, Khao Saming, Bo Rai of Trat Province, the province Pursat, Koh Kong of Cambodia, Khlong Yai of Trat Province again and the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 14 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). Trat itself has town (thesaban mueang) status and covers the tambon Bang Phra and part of Wang Krachae. The township (thesaban tambon) Tha Phrik Noen Sai covers the complete tambon Tha Phrik and parts of Noen Sai. There are a further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Bang Phra บางพระ
2. Nong Samet หนองเสม็ด
3. Nong Sano หนองโสน
4. Nong Khan Song หนองคันทรง
5. Huang Nam Khao ห้วงน้ำขาว
6. Ao Yai อ่าวใหญ่
7. Wang Krachae วังกระแจะ
8. Huai Raeng ห้วยแร้ง
9. Noen Sai เนินทราย
10. Tha Phrik ท่าพริก
11. Tha Kum ท่ากุ่ม
12. Takang ตะกาง
13. Chamrak ชำราก
14. Laem Klat แหลมกลัด

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