Map Ta Phut

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Map Ta Phut
มาบตาพุด
Town
Country Thailand
Province Rayong Province
Amphoe Mueang Rayong District, Nikhom Phatthana District
Population (2005)
 • Total 5,705
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)

Map Ta Phut (Thai: มาบตาพุด, pronounced [mâːp tāː pʰút]) is a town (thesaban mueang) in Rayong Province, Thailand. It is the site of Thailand's largest industrial park, the Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate. Provincial offices are in Map Ta Phut.

Geography[edit]

The town covers parts of the sub-districts Noen Phra and Thap Ma, the whole sub-districts Huai Pong and Map Tha Phut of Mueang Rayong District, and parts of Map Kha sub-district in Nikhom Phatthana District.

History[edit]

In 1962, the sanitary district (sukhaphiban) Map Tha Phut was created as the first local government of the settlement.[1] In 1991 it was upgraded to a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon),[2] and in 2001 to a town.[3]

According to the World Resources Institute, Map Ta Phut is "...one of Thailand's most toxic hot spots with a history of air and water pollution, industrial accidents, illegal hazardous waste dumping, and pollution-related health impacts including cancer and birth deformities."[4]:20

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Coordinates: 12°43′33″N 101°10′20″E / 12.72583°N 101.17222°E / 12.72583; 101.17222