Sirindhorn District

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Sirindhorn
สิรินธร
Amphoe
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam Phu Phrao
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam Phu Phrao
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 15°12′6″N 105°23′54″E / 15.20167°N 105.39833°E / 15.20167; 105.39833Coordinates: 15°12′6″N 105°23′54″E / 15.20167°N 105.39833°E / 15.20167; 105.39833
Country  Thailand
Province Ubon Ratchathani
Seat Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi
Tambon 6
Muban 76
Amphoe established 1992
Area
 • Total 370.0 km2 (142.9 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 52,981
 • Density 130.2/km2 (337/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 34350
Geocode 3425

Sirindhorn (Thai: สิรินธร; RTGSSirinthon) is a district (amphoe) of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand, established by the Royal Decree Establishing Amphoe Sirindhorn, BE 2534 (1991), coming into force on January 4, 1992. It is named in honor of HRH Princess Sirindhorn on the occasion of her 36th birthday.

Creation[edit]

The district was created effective January 3 1992 by splitting off tambon Kham Khuean Kaeo from Khong Chiam and the five tambon Khan Rai, Chong Mek, Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi, Non Ko and Fang Kham from Phibun Mangsahan district.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Buntharik, Phibun Mangsahan and Khong Chiam. To the west across the Mekong river is the Laotian province of Champasak.

The Sirindhorn Dam that dams the Dom Noi River is located in this district.

There is a border crossing to Laos here—from Chong Mek on the Thai side to Vang Tao on the Lao side, with onward travel typically to Pakxe.

Chong Mek Border Post, under construction

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Sirindhorn is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 76 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Khan Rai คันไร่ 16 11,483
02. Chong Mek ช่องเม็ก 13 09,301
03. Non Ko โนนก่อ 14 10,613
04. Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi นิคมสร้างตนเองลำโดมน้อย 13 07,538
05. Fang Kham ฝางคำ 04 03,588
06. Kham Khuean Kaeo คำเขื่อนแก้ว 16 10,458

Local administration[edit]

There are 2 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Chong Mek (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลช่องเม็ก) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Chong Mek.
  • Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลนิคมสร้างตนเองลำโดมน้อย) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi.

There are 5 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Khan Rai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคันไร่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khan Rai.
  • Chong Mek (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลช่องเม็ก) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Chong Mek.
  • Non Ko (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโนนก่อ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Non Ko.
  • Fang Kham (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลฝางคำ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Fang Kham.
  • Kham Khuean Kaeo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคำเขื่อนแก้ว) consisting of the complete subdistrict Kham Khuean Kaeo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอสิรินธร พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๔" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 108 (211 ก ฉบับพิเศษ): 29–31. 1991-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 

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