Pluak Daeng District

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Pluak Daeng
ปลวกแดง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Amphoe location in Rayong Province
Coordinates: 12°58′20″N 101°12′55″E / 12.97222°N 101.21528°E / 12.97222; 101.21528Coordinates: 12°58′20″N 101°12′55″E / 12.97222°N 101.21528°E / 12.97222; 101.21528
Country  Thailand
Province Rayong
Seat Pluak Daeng
Tambon 6
Muban 34
Area
 • Total 618.341 km2 (238.743 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 58,258
 • Density 94.2/km2 (244/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 21140
Geocode 2106

Pluak Daeng (Thai: ปลวกแดง, pronounced [plùa̯k dɛ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the northwestern part of Rayong Province, eastern Thailand.

Etymology[edit]

The name Pluak Daeng originates from the founding of the village. The villagers found an Ant hill full with the Red Termites (Thai: Pluak Daeng), different from those in other areas.

History[edit]

The area was originally a part of Ban Khai district. The minor district (King Amphoe) Pluak Daeng was established on June 1, 1970 consisting of the two tambon Ta Sit and Pluak Daeng.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on March 25, 1979.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Wang Chan, Ban Khai, Nikhom Phatthana of Rayong Province, Bang Lamung, Si Racha and Nong Yai of Chonburi Province.

The important water resources is the Nong Pla Lai reservoir

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Pluak Daeng is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 34 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Pluak Daeng ปลวกแดง 06 17,400
02. Ta Sit ตาสิทธิ์ 04 07,622
03. Lahan ละหาร 04 04,960
04. Maenam Khu แม่น้ำคู้ 07 09,541
05. Map Yang Phon มาบยางพร 07 14,381
06. Nong Rai หนองไร่ 06 04,354

Local administration[edit]

There are 2 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Chomphon Chao Phraya (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลจอมพลเจ้าพระยา) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Ta Sit.
  • Ban Pluak Daeng (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านปลวกแดง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Pluak Daeng.

There are 6 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Pluak Daeng (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลปลวกแดง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Pluak Daeng.
  • Ta Sit (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลตาสิทธิ์) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Ta Sit.
  • Lahan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลละหาร) consisting of the complete subdistrict Lahan.
  • Maenam Khu (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่น้ำคู้) consisting of the complete subdistrict Maenam Khu.
  • Map Yang Phon (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมาบยางพร) consisting of the complete subdistrict Map Yang Phon.
  • Nong Rai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองไร่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nong Rai.

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