Si Satchanalai District

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Si Satchanalai

ศรีสัชนาลัย
District location in Sukhothai Province
District location in Sukhothai Province
Coordinates: 17°31′2″N 99°45′37″E / 17.51722°N 99.76028°E / 17.51722; 99.76028Coordinates: 17°31′2″N 99°45′37″E / 17.51722°N 99.76028°E / 17.51722; 99.76028
CountryThailand
ProvinceSukhothai
SeatHat Siao
Area
 • Total2,050.511 km2 (791.707 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total95,198
 • Density46.4/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code64130
Geocode6405

Si Satchanalai (Thai: ศรีสัชนาลัย, pronounced [sǐː sàt.t͡ɕʰā.nāː.lāj]) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Sukhothai Province, in the lower northern region of Thailand.[1][2] Si may also be transliterated as Sri.

Geography[edit]

Wat Chang Lom in Si Satchanalai National Historical Park

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise): Si Nakhon, Sawankhalok, Thung Saliam of Sukhothai Province, Thoen of Lampang Province, Wang Chin of Phrae Province, Laplae and Tron of Uttaradit Province.

The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the district.

History[edit]

Si Satchanalai was the second-most important town of the Sukhothai Kingdom. The ruins of its temples are now part of the Si Satchanalai Historical Park, which is part of UNESCO world heritage site of Sukhothai.

The district was renamed from Hat Siao to Si Satchanalai in 1939.[3]

Administration[edit]

Yom River in Si Satchanalai area

The district is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 148 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambon). Hat Siao covers parts of tambon Hat Siao, and Si Satchanalai covers tambons Si Satchanalai, Tha Chai, and parts of Nong O. There are a further eight tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Hat Siao หาดเสี้ยว 6 7,299
2. Pa Ngio ป่างิ้ว 12 7,267
3. Mae Sam แม่สำ 22 7,698
4. Mae Sin แม่สิน 25 12,774
5. Ban Tuek บ้านตึก 14 10,460
6. Nong O หนองอ้อ 11 6,859
7. Tha Chai ท่าชัย 10 10,892
8. Si Satchanalai ศรีสัชนาลัย 12 5,800
9. Dong Khu ดงคู่ 9 5,926
10. Ban Kaeng บ้านแก่ง 13 9,939
11. San Chit สารจิตร 14 10,284

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.sukhothai.go.th/3584/data/data_01.htm
  2. ^ http://tourisminvest.tat.or.th/en/component/content/article?id=62[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.

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