Si Racha District

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Si Racha
ศรีราชา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°10′28″N 100°55′50″E / 13.17444°N 100.93056°E / 13.17444; 100.93056Coordinates: 13°10′28″N 100°55′50″E / 13.17444°N 100.93056°E / 13.17444; 100.93056
Country Thailand
Province Chonburi
Seat Si Racha
Area
 • Total 616.4 km2 (238.0 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 293,229
 • Density 447.39/km2 (1,158.7/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 20110
Geocode 2007

Si Racha[1] (Thai: ศรีราชา, pronounced [sǐː rāː.t͡ɕʰāː]) is a district in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Its center is the town of Si Racha, on the Gulf of Thailand, about halfway between Chonburi and Pattaya.

Si Racha is in an industrial zone consisting of manufacturing and shipping industries, supported by the port of Laem Chabang, 20th largest in the world. With Chonburi to the north and Pattaya, Bang Lamung township, Laem Chabang to the south, it forms the bulk of the economic zone of the eastern seaboard of Thailand, a fast-growing area that is second to only greater Bangkok in population and wealth.[citation needed] Due to its infrastructure, Laem Chabang and the eastern seaboard in general, is the nation's leading entrepôt.[2]

The name "Si Racha" is from Sanskrit Sri Raja via Pali.

Si Racha city
Wat Ko Loi, Si Racha

Geography[edit]

To the north is Mueang Chonburi District, to the northeast Ban Bueng District, to the southeast Pluak Daeng District of Rayong Province, and to the south is Bang Lamung District.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

Si Racha is divided into eight sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 72 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Si Racha ศรีราชา - 23,904
02. Surasak สุรศักดิ์ 10 66,194
03. Thung Sukhla ทุ่งสุขลา 12 40,400
04. Bueng บึง 09 41,944
05. Nong Kham หนองขาม 11 44,207
06. Khao Khansong เขาคันทรง 10 10,102
07. Bang Phra บางพระ 12 30,660
08. Bo Win บ่อวิน 08 35,818

Local administration[edit]

There are two cities (thesaban nakhon) in the district:

  • Laem Chabang (Thai: เทศบาลนครแหลมฉบัง) consisting of the entire sub-district Thung Sukhla and parts of the sub-districts Surasak, Bueng, Nong Kham, and Bang Lamung.
  • Chao Phraya Surasak (Thai: เทศบาลนครเจ้าพระยาสุรศักดิ์) consisting of parts of sub-districts Surasak, Bueng, Nong Kham, Khao Khansong, and Bo Win.

There is one town (thesaban mueang) in the district: Si Racha (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองศรีราชา) consisting of sub-district Si Racha, and one sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon), Bang Phra (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางพระ) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Phra.

There are four sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Nong Kham (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองขาม) consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Kham.
  • Khao Khansong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเขาคันทรง) consisting of parts of sub-district Khao Khansong.
  • Bang Phra (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางพระ) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Phra.
  • Bo Win (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ่อวิน) consisting of parts of sub-district Bo Win.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Note: An alternative spelling is Sri Racha. Si Racha is the official transcription of the Thai pronunciation attributable to the fact that the consonant cluster /sr/ doesn't occur natively in Thai speech [1].
  2. ^ "รู้จัก 'อีอีซี' โครงการความหวังเศรษฐกิจไทย 1.5 ล้านล้านบาท ภาคต่อของ 'อีสเทิร์นซีบอร์ด' ยุคป๋าเปรม". 
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2017" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2018-06-05. 

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