Suan Phueng District

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Suan Phueng

สวนผึ้ง
Amphoe location in Ratchaburi Province
Amphoe location in Ratchaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°32′36″N 99°20′24″E / 13.54333°N 99.34000°E / 13.54333; 99.34000Coordinates: 13°32′36″N 99°20′24″E / 13.54333°N 99.34000°E / 13.54333; 99.34000
CountryThailand
ProvinceRatchaburi
SeatSuan Phueng
Area
 • Total1,005.08 km2 (388.06 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total52,637
 • Density52.37/km2 (135.6/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code70180
Geocode7003

Suan Phueng (Thai: สวนผึ้ง, pronounced [sǔa̯n pʰɯ̂ŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Ratchaburi Province, western Thailand.

History[edit]

Suan Phueng was the rural area of Chom Bueng District. It became a minor district (king amphoe) on15 November 1974, consisting of the three tambon Suan Phueng, Pa Waim and Ban Bueng.[1] It was officially upgraded to a full district on 1 April 1983.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Suan Phueng (lit. bee garden) originates from Phueng trees (Ficus albipila) that are found in the district. In these trees bees (Thai: Phueng) often build hives.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mueang Kanchanaburi and Dan Makham Tia of Kanchanaburi Province, Chom Bueng and Ban Kha of Ratchanburi Province. To the west is Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.

The important water resource is the Phachi River.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 37 villages (muban). There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) within the district. Suan Phueng covers parts of the tambon Suan Phueng, and Ban Chat Pa Wai covers parts of tambons Pa Wai and Tha Khoei.

1. Suan Phueng สวนผึ้ง
2. Pa Wai ป่าหวาย
4. Tha Khoei ท่าเคย
7. Thanao Si ตะนาวศรี

The missing numbers are the tambon which now form Ban Kha minor district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอจอมบึง จังหวัดราชบุรี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอสวนผึ้ง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 91 (185 ง): 3972. November 5, 1974.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเทพสถิต อำเภอวังน้ำเย็น อำเภอเนินมะปราง อำเภอสวนผึ้ง และอำเภอเสนางคนิคม พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 100 (50 ก special): 10–12. March 31, 1983.

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