Rasi Salai District

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Rasi Salai
ราษีไศล
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 15°20′25″N 104°9′14″E / 15.34028°N 104.15389°E / 15.34028; 104.15389Coordinates: 15°20′25″N 104°9′14″E / 15.34028°N 104.15389°E / 15.34028; 104.15389
Country  Thailand
Province Sisaket
Seat Mueang Khong
Area
 • Total 504.9 km2 (194.9 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 82,333
 • Density 163.1/km2 (422/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 33160
Geocode 3309

Rasi Salai (Thai: ราษีไศล) is a district (Amphoe) in the northern part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Phanom Phrai of Roi Et Province, Sila Lat of Sisaket Province, Maha Chana Chai and Kho Wang of Yasothon Province, Yang Chum Noi, Mueang Sisaket, Uthumphon Phisai and Bueng Bun of Sisaket again, and Rattanaburi of Surin Province.

The main river of the district is the Mun.

History[edit]

The district was renamed from Khong to Rasi Salai in 1939.[1]

The Rasi Salai Dam was built here in 1994 and unofficially decommissioned in July 2000 following devastation of local farming villages (as documented by Living River Siam).

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 190 villages (muban). Mueang Khong is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of the tambon Mueang Khong. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Mueang Khong เมืองคง 15 7,523
2. Mueang Khaen เมืองแคน 14 6,600
3. Nong Khae หนองแค 17 7,803
6. Chik Sang Thong จิกสังข์ทอง 10 3,999
7. Dan ด่าน 13 5,206
8. Du ดู่ 14 7,362
9. Nong Ueng หนองอึ่ง 17 8,594
10. Bua Hung บัวหุ่ง 18 6,822
11. Phai ไผ่ 12 5,334
12. Som Poi ส้มป่อย 17 7,188
13. Nong Mi หนองหมี 18 5,937
14. Wan Kham หว้านคำ 13 5,142
15. Sang Pi สร้างปี่ 12 4,823

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Sila Lat district.

Rasisalai dam

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 

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