Tak Bai

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Tak Bai
ตากใบ
Town
Tak Bai is located in Thailand
Tak Bai
Tak Bai
Location in Thailand
Coordinates: 6°15′33″N 102°3′11″E / 6.25917°N 102.05306°E / 6.25917; 102.05306
Country Flag of Thailand.svg Thailand
Province Narathiwat
District Tak Bai
Population (2007)
 • Total 17,317

Tak Bai (Thai: ตากใบ) is a border town on Malaysia-Thailand Border, the capital of Tak Bai district, Narathiwat province. Visitors can visit Malaysia by Pengkalan Kubur pass, Kelantan state.

Administratively it is a town (thesaban mueang), and covers 9.14 km² of the subdistrict (tambon) Che He. As of 2007 it has a population of 17,317.[1]

It is the location of the Tak Bai Incident, in which on October 25, 2004 at least 85 demonstrators died.

History[edit]

The town was created as a sanitary district (sukhaphiban) in 1956.[2] Like all sanitary districts, it was upgraded to a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) in May 1999. On January 31, 2008 it was upgraded to a town (thesaban mueang).[3]

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Coordinates: 6°15′33″N 102°03′11″E / 6.25917°N 102.05306°E / 6.25917; 102.05306