Rattaphum District

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Rattaphum
รัตภูมิ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 7°8′6″N 100°16′24″E / 7.13500°N 100.27333°E / 7.13500; 100.27333Coordinates: 7°8′6″N 100°16′24″E / 7.13500°N 100.27333°E / 7.13500; 100.27333
Country  Thailand
Province Songkhla
Seat Kamphaeng Phet
Tambon 5
Muban 63
Area
 • Total 591.8 km2 (228.5 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 73,744
 • Density 114.8/km2 (297/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 90180
Geocode 9009

Rattaphum (Thai: รัตภูมิ) is a district (Amphoe) of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Khuan Niang, Bang Klam and Hat Yai of Songkhla Province, Khuan Kalong of Satun Province and Pa Bon of Phatthalung Province.

History[edit]

The district was renamed from Kamphaeng Phet to Rattaphum in 1939.[1]

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Rattaphum is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 63 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Kamphaeng Phet กำแพงเพชร 13 21,302
02. Tha Chamuang ท่าชะมวง 15 17,674
03. Khuha Tai คูหาใต้ 14 11,923
04. Khuan Ru ควนรู 09 06,041
09. Khao Phra เขาพระ 12 16,804

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Khuan Niang district.

Local administration[edit]

There is one town (Thesaban Mueang) in the district:

  • Kamphaeng Phet (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองกำแพงเพชร) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Kamphaeng Phet.

There are 3 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Kamphaeng Phet (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลกำแพงเพชร) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Kamphaeng Phet.
  • Na Si Thong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลนาสีทอง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Khao Phra.
  • Khuha Tai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลคูหาใต้) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khuha Tai.

There are 3 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Tha Chamuang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าชะมวง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Tha Chamuang.
  • Khuan Ru (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลควนรู) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khuan Ru.
  • Khao Phra (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเขาพระ) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Khao Phra.

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-10. 

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