Sam Khok District
|This article does not cite any sources. (December 2009) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
|• Total||94.967 km2 (36.667 sq mi)|
|• Density||348.13/km2 (901.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
Mueang Sam Khok is an ancient city, dating to the early-Ayutthaya Kingdom, It was called "Thung Phaya Muang" before King Uthong established the kingdom in 1350. The first written evidence of its existence—the law on official seals dated 1632—occurs in the reign of King Prasat Thong.
In 1660, a group of Mon people migrated to Ayutthaya because they were oppressed by Burmese rule in their homeland. King Narai the Great provided the area of Mueang Sam Khok for them to establish a new town. Later a further immigration of Mon people to Thailand happened in the reign of King Taksin the Great in 1774 and King Rama II in 1815. Some immigrants settled at Sam Khok, others moved to Pak Kret, Nonthaburi Province and Phra Pa Daeng, Samut Prakan Province.
In 1726 a book entitled, Oud En Niew Oost-Indien was published in Holland by the Dutch cartographer, De Groote. In it, De Groote's map called Siamese Rievier Menam describes Sam Khok as a Potte Bakkers Drop ("pottery-making village"). Sam Khok is still known for its big Mon pottery jars.
When King Rama II visited Sam Khok in 1815 for the kathin (Buddhist robe ceremony) and rub bua (lotus presentation) the local Mon people gave him many lotus flowers. Impressed by their devotion, the king renamed the city "Prathum Thani", meaning "city of lotus". At the same time, the king upgraded the city to a third-class city. King Rama VI later renamed the city Pathum Thani, but the meaning is unchanged.
The district is crossed by the Chao Phraya River.
The district is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambon, which are further subdivided into 58 villages (muban). Bang Toei has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers part of the tambon Bang Toei. Each of the tambon has a tambon administrative organization (TAO).
|5.||Bang Pho Nuea||บางโพธิ์เหนือ||3|
|6.||Chiang Rak Yai||เชียงรากใหญ่||7|
|9.||Chiang Rak Noi||เชียงรากน้อย||5|
|This Pathum Thani Province location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|