Ranot District

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Ranot
ระโนด
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 7°46′6″N 100°19′24″E / 7.76833°N 100.32333°E / 7.76833; 100.32333Coordinates: 7°46′6″N 100°19′24″E / 7.76833°N 100.32333°E / 7.76833; 100.32333
Country  Thailand
Province Songkhla
Seat Ranot
Area
 • Total 783.8 km2 (302.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 67,551
 • Density 90.5/km2 (234/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 90140
Geocode 9007

Ranot (Thai: ระโนด) is the northernmost district (Amphoe) of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Sathing Phra, Krasae Sin of Songkhla Province, Mueang Phatthalung, Khuan Khanun of Phatthalung Province, Cha-uat and Hua Sai of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

The western part of the district is at the shore of the Thale Noi, the northern part of the Songkhla Lake.

Etymology[edit]

The name Ranot is actually the Thai corruption of Renut (Jawi: رينوت), its original name in Malay. However, many local residents maintain that it is a shortened form of the Thai words ราวโตนด (Rao Tanot: a row of palm trees). The official English-language spelling Ranot is falling out of favor locally, with the more phonetically accurate spelling 'Ranode' being used in its place.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 73 villages (muban). There are two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Ranot covers parts of tambon Ranot, and Bo Tru covers parts of tambon Bo Tru, Ra Wa and Wat Son. There are further 12 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[1]
01. Ranot ระโนด 07 10,865
02. Khlong Daen คลองแดน 05 03,389
03. Takhria ตะเครียะ 05 04,120
04. Tha Bon ท่าบอน 10 08,760
05. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 09 04,359
06. Bo Tru บ่อตรุ 05 07,939
07. Pak Trae ปากแตระ 06 05,902
08. Phang Yang พังยาง 04 03,472
09. Rawa ระวะ 07 06,366
10. Wat Son วัดสน 04 05,099
11. Ban Khao บ้านขาว 06 04,622
12. Daen Sa-nguan แดนสงวน 05 02,658

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. 

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