Ang Thong

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This article is about the town Ang Thong. For other uses, see Ang Thong (disambiguation).
Ang Thong
Town
Ang Thong 100.45010E 14.58332N.jpg
Ang Thong is located in Thailand
Ang Thong
Ang Thong
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 14°35′33″N 100°27′26″E / 14.59250°N 100.45722°E / 14.59250; 100.45722
Country Thailand
Province Ang Thong Province
District Amphoe Mueang Ang Thong
Population (2006)
 • Total 13,738

Ang Thong (Thai: อ่างทอง) is a town (thesaban mueang) in Thailand, capital of Ang Thong Province. The town covers the entirety of tambon Talat Luang and Bang Kaeo as well as parts of the tambon Sala Daeng, Ban Hae, Ban It, Pho Sa, and Yansue, all of Mueang Ang Thong District. As of 2006 it had a population of 13,738. The town is on the Chao Phraya River.

History[edit]

Ang Thong was originally known as Muang Wiset Chai Chan. The original location of Muang Wiset Chai Chan was on the Noi River. Muang Wiset Chai Chan was a frontier outpost of Ayutthaya during war with the Burmese, and the site of a Burmese encampment en route to the Battle at Bang Rachan in Singburi. During the Thonburi period, Muang Wiset Chai Chan was moved to the left bank of the Chao Phraya River at Ban Bangkaeo and was renamed "Muang Angthong."[1]

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Coordinates: 14°35′33″N 100°27′26″E / 14.59250°N 100.45722°E / 14.59250; 100.45722