Sirindhorn District

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Sirindhorn

สิรินธร
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam Phu Phrao
Wat Sirindhorn Wararam Phu Phrao
District location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
District location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 15°12′6″N 105°23′54″E / 15.20167°N 105.39833°E / 15.20167; 105.39833Coordinates: 15°12′6″N 105°23′54″E / 15.20167°N 105.39833°E / 15.20167; 105.39833
CountryThailand
ProvinceUbon Ratchathani
SeatNikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi
Subdistricts6
Mubans76
District established1992
Area
 • Total370.0 km2 (142.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total52,981
 • Density130.2/km2 (337/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code34350
Geocode3425

Sirindhorn (Thai: สิรินธร; RTGSSirinthon) is a district (amphoe) of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand, established by the Royal Decree Establishing Amphoe Sirindhorn, BE 2534 (1991), coming into force on 4 January 1992. It was named in the honour of Princess Sirindhorn on the occasion of her 36th birthday.

Creation[edit]

The district was created effective 3 January 1992 by splitting off tambon Kham Khuean Kaeo from Khong Chiam and the five tambons, Khan Rai, Chong Mek, Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi, Non Ko, and Fang Kham, from Phibun Mangsahan.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Buntharik, Phibun Mangsahan and Khong Chiam. To the west across the Mekong river is the Lao province of Champasak.

The Sirindhorn Dam that dams the Dom Noi River is in this district.

There is a border crossing to Laos here—from Chong Mek on the Thai side to Vang Tao on the Lao side, with onward travel typically to Pakxe.

Chong Mek Border Post, under construction

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district is divided into six subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 76 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Khan Rai คันไร่ 16 11,483
02. Chong Mek ช่องเม็ก 13 09,301
03. Non Ko โนนก่อ 14 10,613
04. Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi นิคมสร้างตนเองลำโดมน้อย 13 07,538
05. Fang Kham ฝางคำ 04 03,588
06. Kham Khuean Kaeo คำเขื่อนแก้ว 16 10,458

Local administration[edit]

There are two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Chong Mek (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลช่องเม็ก) consisting of parts of subdistrict Chong Mek.
  • Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลนิคมสร้างตนเองลำโดมน้อย) consisting of subdistrict Nikhom Sang Ton-eng Lam Dom Noi.

There are five subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Khan Rai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคันไร่) consisting of subdistrict Khan Rai.
  • Chong Mek (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลช่องเม็ก) consisting of parts of subdistrict Chong Mek.
  • Non Ko (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโนนก่อ) consisting of subdistrict Non Ko.
  • Fang Kham (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลฝางคำ) consisting of subdistrict Fang Kham.
  • Kham Khuean Kaeo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคำเขื่อนแก้ว) consisting of subdistrict Kham Khuean Kaeo.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอสิรินธร พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๔" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 108 (211 ก ฉบับพิเศษ): 29–31. 1991-12-04.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-24.

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