Mueang Nonthaburi District

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Mueang Nonthaburi
เมืองนนทบุรี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Nonthaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°51′44″N 100°30′48″E / 13.86222°N 100.51333°E / 13.86222; 100.51333Coordinates: 13°51′44″N 100°30′48″E / 13.86222°N 100.51333°E / 13.86222; 100.51333
CountryThailand
ProvinceNonthaburi
SeatBang Kraso
Tambon10
Muban26 (administrative)
Area
 • Total77.018 km2 (29.737 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total364,543
 • Density4,733.21/km2 (12,259.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code11000
Geocode1201

Mueang Nonthaburi (Thai: เมืองนนทบุรี, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ nōn.tʰáʔ.bū.rīː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Nonthaburi Province in Thailand. The city of Nonthaburi has 267,001 inhabitants, while the whole district has 348,553.

History[edit]

The district was originally named "Talat Khwan". Simon de la Loubère, who was a French envoy extraordinary to the King of Ayutthaya, wrote in his book that Talat Khwan (Talacoan) was an important place on the Chao Phraya River.[1] It is unknown what year it was established. In 1917, the provincial administration of Nonthaburi was moved into the district, and thus the district was renamed Mueang Nonthaburi. From 1 January 1943 to 9 May 1946 Nonthaburi was abolished and split between Thonburi and Phra Nakhon Provinces. Thus the district, which was then in Phra Nakhon Province, was renamed "Nonthaburi".[2] After the recreation of the province, it changed back to "Mueang Nonthaburi".[3]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 32 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) of Nonthaburi covers the tambons Suan Yai, Talat Khwan, Bang Khen, Bang Kraso, and Tha Sai. Bang Si Mueang has town status (thesaban mueang) and covers the tambons Bang Si Mueang and Bang Krang. Sai Ma has township status (thesaban tambon) and covers the tambon of the same name.

No. Name Thai Pop. Villages
1. Suan Yai สวนใหญ่ 36,415 0-
2. Talat Khwan ตลาดขวัญ 49,080 0-
3. Bang Khen บางเขน 42,304 0-
4. Bang Kraso บางกระสอ 55,855 0-
5. Tha Sai ท่าทราย 72,017 0-
6. Bang Phai บางไผ่ 011,604 05
7. Bang Si Mueang บางศรีเมือง 24,635 05
8. Bang Krang บางกร่าง 29,555 10
9. Sai Ma ไทรม้า 22,103 06
10. Bang Rak Noi บางรักน้อย 20,975 06

Economy[edit]

The Thai Department of Corrections has its headquarters in Suan Yai in this district.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ La Loubére, Simon de: A New Historical Relation of the Kingdom of Siam, London: 1693, p. 4
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 60 (3 ก): 103–105. January 12, 1943.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอบางแห่ง พ.ศ. ๒๔๘๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 63 (63 ก): 486–488. September 28, 1946.
  4. ^ "Contact Us". Department of Corrections. Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 27 November 2017.

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