Nakhon Luang District

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Nakhon Luang
นครหลวง
Amphoe
Famous Arunyik KnifeGrandiosely Nakhonluang CastleBooming in industry And Agriculture Excellence Thai intellect
Famous Arunyik Knife
Grandiosely Nakhonluang Castle
Booming in industry And Agriculture
Excellence Thai intellect
Coordinates: 14°27′51″N 100°36′20″E / 14.46417°N 100.60556°E / 14.46417; 100.60556Coordinates: 14°27′51″N 100°36′20″E / 14.46417°N 100.60556°E / 14.46417; 100.60556
Country Thailand
Province Ayutthaya
Seat Nakhon Luang
Area
 • Total 198.917 km2 (76.802 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 36,705
 • Density 166.9/km2 (432/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 13260
Geocode 1403

Nakhon Luang (Thai: นครหลวง; IPA: [náʔkʰɔ̄ːn lǔaŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Ayutthaya Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was originally part of Nakhon Luang Noi District (now named Bang Pahan), and was established as a separate district in 1895.

In 1903 the district office was moved into Nakhon Luang Sub-district, and therefore the district was renamed from Nakhon Klang to Nakhon Luang.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Don Phut of Saraburi Province, Tha Ruea, Phachi, Uthai, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya and Bang Pahan of Ayutthaya Province.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Nakhon Luang is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 74 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Nakhon Luang นครหลวง 09 4,644
02. Tha Chang ท่าช้าง 08 4,544
03. Bo Phong บ่อโพง 07 5,296
04. Ban Chung บ้านชุ้ง 07 3,663
05. Pak Chan ปากจั่น 06 3,447
06. Bang Rakam บางระกำ 06 3,112
07. Bang Phra Khru บางพระครู 04 2,243
08. Mae La แม่ลา 06 1,984
09. Nong Pling หนองปลิง 05 2,147
10. Khlong Sakae คลองสะแก 05 2,236
11. Sam Thai สามไถ 04 1,297
12. Phra Non พระนอน 07 2,092

Local administration[edit]

There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Nakhon Luang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลนครหลวง) consisting of the sub-district Nakhon Luang and parts of the sub-districts Bang Rakam and Bang Phra Khru.
  • Aranyik (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลอรัญญิก) consisting of the sub-districts Tha Chang, Sam Thai, and Phra Non.

There are six sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Bo Phong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ่อโพง) consisting of the sub-district Bo Phong.
  • Ban Chung (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ้านชุ้ง) consisting of the sub-district Ban Chung.
  • Pak Chan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลปากจั่น) consisting of the sub-district Pak Chan.
  • Mae La (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่ลา) consisting of the sub-district Mae La and parts of sub-districts Bang Rakam and Bang Phra Khru.
  • Nong Pling (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองปลิง) consisting of the sub-district Nong Pling.
  • Khlong Sakae (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคลองสะแก) consisting of the sub-district Khlong Sakae.

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