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Amphoe 2502
An AMPHOE (sometimes also AMPHUR, Thai : อำเภอ; ) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand
Thailand
. Usually translated as "district ". Amphoe make up the provinces , and are analogous to counties . The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons , or sub-districts. Altogether Thailand
Thailand
has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972. The number of amphoe in provinces varies, from only three in the smallest provinces, up to the 50 urban districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Amphoe Mueang Yang
MUEANG YANG (Thai : เมืองยาง, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) in the northeastern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province , northeastern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe area now known as Mueang Yang District
Mueang Yang District
has been occupied since prehistoric times, as evidenced by the discovery of ceramics in Ban Mueang Yang and Ban Krabueang Nok. There are also small Khmer Prasat in Ban Mueang Yang and Ban Nang O. The area of Mueang Yang was separated from Chum Phuang district and made a minor district (King Amphoe ) on April 1, 1995. The people of Mueang Yang District
Mueang Yang District
are descendants of the original Khorat people and migrants from the neighboring provinces of Buriram , Khon Kaen , Maha Sarakham and Roi Et
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Amphoe Mueang Suang
MUEANG SUANG (Thai : เมืองสรวง, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) of Roi Et Province , in northeastern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYThe district is in the central part of Roi Et Province. Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) At Samat , Suwannaphum , Kaset Wisai , Chaturaphak Phiman and Mueang Roi Et (at a single point). HISTORYSuang was one of the 11 mueang or city-states subordinate to Mueang Roi Et. The minor district (king amphoe ) was created on 15 March 1973, when the three tambon Nong Phue, Nong Hin, and Khu Mueang were split off from Suwannaphum District . It was upgraded to a full district on 25 March 1979. ADMINISTRATIONThe district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 49 villages (muban )
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Amphoe Ko Yao
KO YAO (Thai : เกาะยาว, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) in Phang Nga Province in Thailand
Thailand
's south. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Religion * 4 Administration * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe minor district (king amphoe ) Ko Yao was established in 1903 as a subordinate of Mueang Phang Nga District . On 1 January 1988 it was upgraded to a full district. GEOGRAPHYThe district covers several islands of the Ko Yao archipelago in Phang Nga Bay , near the island of Phuket . The two main islands are named Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi ("big long island" and "small long island"). The northern tips of the islands are part of Ao Phang Nga National Park . RELIGIONThe majority of the population are Sunni Muslims. The Muslim religion was introduced in the 13th century by Arab traders
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Amphoe Thung Wa
THUNG WA (Thai : ทุ่งหว้า, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) of Satun Province
Satun Province
, southern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThung Wa was one of the three original districts of Satun. The main industry at the beginning of the 20th century was pepper production. When the production declined in the 1910s, many natives moved to the farmland of La-ngu minor district, while foreign merchants left the area completely. In 1930 the government adjusted the administrative structure to the changed economic situation, making La-ngu a district and reducing Thung Wa to a minor district (King Amphoe ) under La-ngu. In 1973 Thung Wa regained district status. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Palian of Trang Province . Manang and La-ngu of Satun Province
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Amphoe La-ngu
LA-NGU (Thai : ละงู, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) of Satun Province
Satun Province
, southern Thailand
Thailand
. La-ngu's port, Pak Bara, is the ferry port year-round for boats going to most of the islands in Tarutao Marine National Park
Tarutao Marine National Park
, which includes Ko Lipe . It is now the proposed site of Thailand's deep-seaport on the Andaman Sea
Andaman Sea
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 Pak Bara deep-seaport * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYLa-ngu was one of the three original districts of Satun, at first a minor district (king amphoe ) under Thung Wa district. When the pepper production in Thung Wa district declined in the 1910s, many natives moved to the farmland of La-ngu
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Amphoe Mueang Pan
MUEANG PAN (Thai : เมืองปาน; IPA: ) is a district (amphoe ) in the northern part of Lampang Province
Lampang Province
, northern Thailand . CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Wiang Pa Pao of Chiang Rai Province
Chiang Rai Province
, Wang Nuea , Chae Hom and Mueang Lampang of Lampang Province, and Mae On and Doi Saket of Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai Province
. The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the district. HISTORYThe minor district (King Amphoe ) Mueang Pan was established on July 15, 1981, when the four tambon Mueang Pan, Chae Son, Ban Kho and Thung Kwao were split off from Chae Hom . On May 9, 1992 it was upgraded to a full district
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Amphoe Mueang Chan
MUEANG CHAN (Thai : เมืองจันทร์, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) of Sisaket Province
Sisaket Province
, northeastern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe minor district (King Amphoe ) was created on April 1, 1992, when three tambon were split off from Uthumphon Phisai district . It was upgraded to a full district on October 11, 1997. GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Pho Si Suwan , Uthumphon Phisai , Huai Thap Than of Sisaket Province, Samrong Thap , Non Narai and Rattanaburi of Surin Province
Surin Province
. ADMINISTRATIONThe district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 52 villages (muban ). There are no municipal (thesaban ) areas, and 3 Tambon
Tambon
administrative organizations (TAO)
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Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
PHRA NAKHON SI AYUTTHAYA (Thai : พระนครศรีอยุธยา; IPA: ) is the capital district ( Amphoe Mueang ) of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province , central Thailand
Thailand
. Its former name as the capital city of Ayutthaya Kingdom was "Krungthep Thawarawadi Si Ayutthaya" (Thai : กรุงเทพทวารวดีศรีอยุธยา). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYAccording to George Coedes , tradition states Ramathibodi I
Ramathibodi I
founded Dvaravati Sri Ayudhya in 1350. :222 Created in 1897, the district was originally called Rop Krung (รอบกรุง). The district name was changed to Krung Kao (กรุงเก่า) in 1917. In 1957 the name was changed to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
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Songkhla Province
SONGKHLA (Thai : สงขลา, pronounced ; Malay : Singgora) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand
Thailand
. Neighboring provinces are (from east clockwise) Satun , Phatthalung , Nakhon Si Thammarat , Pattani , and Yala . To the south it borders Kedah
Kedah
and Perlis
Perlis
of Malaysia
Malaysia
. In contrast to most other provinces, the capital Songkhla
Songkhla
is not the largest city in the province. The much newer city of Hat Yai
Hat Yai
, with a population of 359,813, is considerably larger, with twice the population of Songkhla
Songkhla
(163,072). This often leads to the misconception that Hat Yai
Hat Yai
is the provincial capital
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Hat Yai
HAT YAI (Thai : หาดใหญ่, pronounced , also HAAD YAI or HAD YAI) is a city in southern Thailand
Thailand
near the Malaysian border. Located at 7°1′N 100°28′E / 7.017°N 100.467°E / 7.017; 100.467 , it is 946 km (588 mi) south of Bangkok, and has a population of 158,218 (2012) in the city itself and about 800,000 in the greater Hat Yai
Hat Yai
area. Hat Yai
Hat Yai
is the largest city of Songkhla Province , the largest metropolitan area in the south, and the third largest metropolitan area of the country. It is often mistaken for being the provincial capital. In fact, Songkhla
Songkhla
is the capital and the center of administration and culture while Hat Yai
Hat Yai
is the business center
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Mueang Songkhla District
MUEANG SONGKHLA (Thai : เมืองสงขลา, Pattani Malay : ซิงกอรา) is the capital district (amphoe mueang ) of Songkhla Province
Songkhla Province
, southern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administration * 3.1 Central administration * 3.2 Local administration * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHY Village, Tambon
Tambon
Bo Yang Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Chana , Na Mom , Hat Yai and Singhanakhon of Songkhla
Songkhla
Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand
Thailand
. In the northern part of the district is Songkhla Lake
Songkhla Lake
. HISTORYThe name "Songkhla" is a Thai corruption of SINGGORA, its original name, which means "the city of lions" in Malay . It refers to a lion-shaped mountain near the city of Songkhla
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Amphoe Chumphon Buri
CHUMPHON BURI (Thai : ชุมพลบุรี, pronounced ) is a district (amphoe ) in the northwestern part of Surin Province
Surin Province
, northeastern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe district dates back to Mueang Chumphon Buri, which was converted into a district during the thesaphiban administrative reform around 1900. On 22 February 1938 the eastern part of the district was split off to form Tha Tum District . The remaining district was considered to be too small to be a full district and thus reduced to a minor district (king amphoe ) on 4 March of the same year. On 20 February 1953 it regained full district status
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Civil Registry
CIVIL REGISTRATION is the system by which a government records the vital events (births, marriages, and deaths) of its citizens and residents . The resulting repository or database has different names in different countries and even in different US states. It can be called a CIVIL REGISTRY , CIVIL REGISTER (but this is also an official term for an individual file of a vital event), VITAL RECORDS, and other terms, and the office responsible for receiving the registrations can be called a BUREAU OF VITAL STATISTICS, REGISTRY OF VITAL RECORDS AND STATISTICS, REGISTRAR, REGISTRY, REGISTER, REGISTRY OFFICE (officially REGISTER OFFICE ), or POPULATION REGISTRY. The primary purpose of civil registration is to create a legal document that can be used to establish and protect the rights of individuals. A secondary purpose is to create a data source for the compilation of vital statistics
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Amphoe Mueang Khon Kaen
MUEANG KHON KAEN (Thai : เมืองขอนแก่น, pronounced ) is the capital district ( Amphoe Mueang ) of Khon Kaen Province , northeastern Thailand
Thailand
. CONTENTS * 1 Geography * 2 History * 3 Administration * 4 References * 5 External links GEOGRAPHYNeighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Ban Haet , Phra Yuen , Ban Fang , Ubolratana , Nam Phong , Sam Sung of Khon Kaen Province, Kosum Phisai and Chiang Yuen of Maha Sarakham Province . HISTORYIn 1917, the district was renamed from Mueang to Phra Lap (พระลับ). In 1937 it was renamed to Mueang Khon Kaen. ADMINISTRATIONThe district is subdivided into 17 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 272 villages (muban ). The city (thesaban nakhon ) Khon Kaen
Khon Kaen
covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang
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Thon Buri (district)
THON BURI (Thai : ธนบุรี, pronounced ) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok
Bangkok
, Thailand
Thailand
. On the west bank of Chao Phraya River , it was once part of Thon Buri
Thon Buri
Province . Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Bangkok
Bangkok
Yai , Phra Nakhon
Phra Nakhon
(across Chao Phraya River), Khlong San , Bang Kho Laem (across Chao Phraya), Rat Burana , Chom Thong , and Phasi Charoen . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Administration * 3 Places * 4 Transportation * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYThe district used to be called Amphoe Ratchakhrue (ราชคฤห์) due to a nearby wat of the same name. It was renamed Amphoe Bang Yi Ruea on 11 July 1916 (after the location of the new amphoe office), and finally to