Prathai District

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Prathai
ประทาย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 15°32′0″N 102°43′22″E / 15.53333°N 102.72278°E / 15.53333; 102.72278Coordinates: 15°32′0″N 102°43′22″E / 15.53333°N 102.72278°E / 15.53333; 102.72278
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Amphoe established 1961
Area
 • Total 600.6 km2 (231.9 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 77,780
 • Density 127.7/km2 (331/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30180
Geocode 3013

Prathai (Thai: ประทาย) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Prathai village was built in Khmer era. King Jayavarman II set his camp in the area when he expanded his power to the west. After his reign, Prathai was deserted. It became a community again in Sukhothai era.

Prathai in Khmer means camp.

Tambon Prathai was separated from Bua Yai district to create a minor district (King Amphoe) on January 1, 1961[1] and officially upgraded to be full district in 1963.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Phon and Nong Song Hong of Khon Kaen Province, Ban Mai Chaiyaphot of Buriram Province, and Mueang Yang, Chum Phuang, Phimai, Non Daeng, Sida and Bua Lai of Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon). The subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) Prathai covers parts of the tambon Prathai.

No. Name Thai Inh.[3]
01. Prathai ประทาย 10,252
03. Krathum Rai กระทุ่มราย 07,189
04. Wang Mai Daeng วังไม้แดง 06,351
06. Talat Sai ตลาดไทร 05,991
07. Nong Phluang หนองพลวง 05,611
08. Nong Khai หนองค่าย 04,971
09. Han Huai Sai หันห้วยทราย 05,655
10. Don Man ดอนมัน 05,278
13. Nang Ram นางรำ 05,835
14. Non Phet โนนเพ็ด 05,895
15. Thung Sawang ทุ่งสว่าง 04,638
17. Khok Klang โคกกลาง 06,038
18. Mueang Don เมืองโดน 04,076

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Non Daeng district.

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