Thanyaburi District

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Thanyaburi
ธัญบุรี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
Amphoe location in Pathum Thani Province
Coordinates: 14°1′16″N 100°44′4″E / 14.02111°N 100.73444°E / 14.02111; 100.73444Coordinates: 14°1′16″N 100°44′4″E / 14.02111°N 100.73444°E / 14.02111; 100.73444
Country  Thailand
Province Pathum Thani
Seat Rangsit
Area
 • Total 112.124 km2 (43.291 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 201,484
 • Density 1,796.97/km2 (4,654.1/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 12110
Geocode 1303

Thanyaburi (Thai: ธัญบุรี, pronounced [tʰān.jáʔ.bū.rīː]) is a district (amphoe) in Pathum Thani Province. It is the home of the Bangkok Glass F.C.

History[edit]

Mueang Thanyaburi was built by order of King Rama V in 1901. The city name translates to "rice city". At the same time, King Rama V ordered Min Buri (มีนบุรี, "fish city") to be built as its twin. The province was abolished and incorporated into Pathum Thani in 1932.[1]

The district was renamed from Mueang to Rangsit in 1917.[2] In 1938 it was renamed "Thanyaburi".[3]

Geography[edit]

Mueang Thanyaburi is in the eastern part of the Chao Phraya valley that is called Thung Luang. It is easily accessible from Bangkok via the Eastern Outer Ring Road (9) or from Rangsit centre on Highway 305 (Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok)

The main water resource of Thanyaburi is Khlong Rangsit. It was the first canal (Khlong) for irrigation purposes of Siam.

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khlong Luang and Nong Suea of Pathum Thani, Ongkharak of Nakhon Nayok Province, Lam Luk Ka and Mueang Pathum Thani of Pathum Thani Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 12 villages (muban). There is one city (thesaban nakhon), two towns (thesaban mueang), and one sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) within the district. Rangsit city covers the complete tambon Prachathipat. Sanan Rak town covers tambon Bueng Sanan and Bueng Nam Rak and the town Bueng Yitho cover the complete tambon Bueng Yitho. The subdistrict municipality Thanyaburi covers the tambon Rangsit and Lam Phak Kut.

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[4]
1. Prachathipat ประชาธิปัตย์ - 77,204
2. Bueng Yitho บึงยี่โถ 4 28,912
3. Rangsit รังสิต 4 21,924
4. Lam Phak Kut ลำผักกูด 4 33,201
5. Bueng Sanan บึงสนั่น - 06,986
6. Bueng Nam Rak บึงน้ำรักษ์ - 16,370

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