Uthai District

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Uthai
อุทัย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Ayutthaya Province
Amphoe location in Ayutthaya Province
Coordinates: 14°21′43″N 100°40′13″E / 14.36194°N 100.67028°E / 14.36194; 100.67028Coordinates: 14°21′43″N 100°40′13″E / 14.36194°N 100.67028°E / 14.36194; 100.67028
Country Thailand
Province Ayutthaya
Seat Uthai
Muban 107
Area
 • Total 186.8 km2 (72.1 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 39,943
 • Density 213.8/km2 (554/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 13210
Geocode 1414

Uthai (Thai: อุทัย, pronounced [ʔùʔ.tʰāj]) is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Ayutthaya Province, in Thailand.

History[edit]

Historically, the district was named Uthai Yai, but was renamed Uthai in 1916.

Before the Ayutthaya kingdom was conquered by Burmese troops in 1767, Phraya Wachira Prakan (the later king Taksin) led his small group of soldiers against the Burmese troops to the east. He passed the Burmese troops and arrived at the territory in the morning. Then he named this area Uthai, which mean "risen sun".

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nakhon Luang and Phachi of Ayutthaya Province, Nong Khae of Saraburi Province, Wang Noi, Bang Pa-in and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya of Ayutthaya again.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 11 sub-districts tambon, which are further subdivided into 107 villages muban. Uthai is a township (thesaban tambon) covering parts of the tambon Uthai.

No. Name Thai Villages
1. Khan Ham คานหาม 09
2. Ban Chang บ้านช้าง 07
3. Sam Bandit สามบัณฑิต 10
4. Ban Hip บ้านหีบ 12
5. Nong Mai Sung หนองไม้ซุง 09
6. Uthai อุทัย 13
7. Sena เสนา 06
8. Nong Nam Som หนองน้ำส้ม 07
9. Pho Sao Han โพสาวหาญ 08
10. Thanu ธนู 12
11. Khao Mao ข้าวเม่า 14

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