Ra-ngae District

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Amphoe location in Narathiwat Province
Amphoe location in Narathiwat Province
Coordinates: 6°17′47″N 101°43′42″E / 6.29639°N 101.72833°E / 6.29639; 101.72833Coordinates: 6°17′47″N 101°43′42″E / 6.29639°N 101.72833°E / 6.29639; 101.72833
Country  Thailand
Province Narathiwat
Seat Tanyong Mat
 • Total 435.6 km2 (168.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 144,259
 • Density 331.2/km2 (858/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 96130
Geocode 9605

Ra-ngae (Thai: ระแงะ) is a district (amphoe) in the center of Narathiwat Province, southern Thailand.


Mueang Ra-ngae was divided from Pattani in the reign of King Rama I by Vice-King Boworn Maha Surasinghanat. The governor position was Phraya Ra-ngae. The old city office was located nearby Kelantan state. When the first governor escaped from the city, the next governor moved the office to Tambon Tanyong Mat. In 1906 when King Chulalongkorn established Monthon Pattani, Mueang Ra-ngae was one of the satellite cities of the monthon.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Yi-ngo, Mueang Narathiwat, Cho-airong, Su-ngai Padi, Sukhirin, Chanae, Si Sakhon, and Rueso.

The Namtok Sipo National Park is located in Ra-ngae.


The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 60 villages (muban). Tanyong Mat and Ma Rue Bo Tok both have township (thesaban tambon) status and cover parts of the same-named tambon.

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Tanyong Mat ตันหยงมัส 12 18,726
2. Tanyong Limo ตันหยงลิมอ 8 7,657
6. Bo-ngo บองอ 10 14,009
7. Kalisa กาลิซา 6 12,765
8. Ba-ngo Sato บาโงสะโต 8 9,549
9. Chaloem เฉลิม 7 9,924
10. Maruebo Tok มะรือโบตก 9 11,629

Missing numbers are the tambon which now form Cho-airong district.

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