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Sattahip ( th, สัตหีบ, ) is a district (''
amphoe An amphoe (sometimes also ''amphur'', th, :wikt:อำเภอ, อำเภอ, ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". ''Amphoe'' make up the Provinces of Thailand, provinces, and are ana ...
'') in
Chonburi Province Chonburi (, , ) is a province of Thailand (''changwat'') located in eastern Thailand. Its capital is also named Chonburi. Neighbouring provinces are (clockwise from north) Chachoengsao, Chanthaburi, and Rayong, while the Gulf of Thailand is t ...
,
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Thailand
. It is at the southern tip of the province southeast of
Bangkok Bangkok is the capital and most populous city of Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia or Southeastern ...

Bangkok
. In 2014, the district had a population of 157,000 in an area of 348,122 km2.


Geography

Neighboring districts are Bang Lamung to the north, and Ban Chang of
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to the east. To the south and the west is the
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Gulf of Thailand
.


Islands

Several islands are in Sattahip District, the largest of which is Ko Khram Yai. Many of the islands are in Sattahip Bay (อ่าวสัตหีบ).


History

The recorded history of Sattahip begins with a woman named Jang, who owned much land in Sattahip District. Admiral Prince
Abhakara Kiartivongse Admiral Prince Abhakara Kiartivongse, Prince of Chumphon Chumphon ( th, ชุมพร, ) is a town (''thesaban mueang'') in southern Thailand ) , royal_anthem = '' Sansoen Phra Barami''( en, "Glorify His prestige") , image_ ...
, a son of
King Rama V Chulalongkorn, also known as King Rama V, reigning title Phra Chula Chom Klao Chao Yu Hua) ( Thai: จุฬาลงกรณ์; RTGS: Chunlalongkorn ; 20 September 1853 – 23 October 1910), was the fifth monarch A monarch is a head of stat ...
, was sent to create a
naval base A naval base, navy base, or military port is a military base A military base is a facility directly owned and operated by or for the military A military, also known collectively as armed forces, is a heavily armed, highly organized fo ...
at Sattahip. He thought it was perfect owing to the many small islands that protected it from wind and waves. He ask Jang for land on the seacoast, and she donated the area that the prince needed. In Thai, ''satta'' ( th, สัต) means 'seven', while hip ( th, หีบ) means 'box' or 'barrier'. Thus Sattahip means the 'seven barriers', which are the islands that protect the coast of the district. These islands are Ko Phra, Ko Yo, Ko Mu, Ko Tao Mo, Ko Nen, Ko San Chalam and Ko Bo. The minor district (
king amphoe An amphoe (sometimes also ''amphur'', th, อำเภอ, ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a ...
) Sattahip was created on 1 April 1937 by separating the sub-districts Sattahip and Na Chom Thien from
Bang Lamung District Bang Lamung ( th, บางละมุง, ) is a district (''amphoe An amphoe (sometimes also ''amphur'', th, อำเภอ, ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand ) , royal_anthem = '' Sansoen Phra Ba ...
. It was upgraded to a full district in 1953.


Climate


Administration

The district is divided into five sub-districts (''
tambon ''Tambon'' ( th, ตำบล, ) is a local governmental unit in Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia. It is located at th ...
s''), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (''
muban Muban ( th, หมู่บ้าน; ) is the lowest administrative sub-division of Thailand. Usually translated as 'village A village is a clustered human settlement In geography Geography (from Greek: , ''geographi ...
s''). There are three sub-district municipalities (''
thesaban tambon Thesaban ( th, เทศบาล, , ) are the municipalities of Thailand Thailand ( th, ประเทศไทย), historically known as Siam, () officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country in Southeast Asia Southeast Asia or ...
s''): Sattahip, Na Chom Thian, and Bang Sare. Sattahip covers parts of ''tambons'' Sattahip and Phlu Ta Luang. Na Chom Thian and Bang Sare each parts of the same-named ''tambon''. There are a further five
tambon administrative organization ''Tambon'' ( th, :wikt:ตำบล, ตำบล, ) is a local governmental unit in Thailand. Below district (''amphoe'') and province (''changwat''), they form the third administrative subdivision level. there were 7,255 tambons, not including th ...
s (TAO).


References


External links

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amphoe.com
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