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King Amphoe
An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ, pronounced [ʔām.pʰɤ̄ː]) is the second level administrative subdivision of 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. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Thai Language
Thai,[3] Central Thai,[4] or Siamese,[5] is the national and official language of Thailand
Thailand
and the first language of the Thai people
Thai people
and the vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of its words are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon, and Old Khmer
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Amphoe Mueang Yang
Mueang Yang (Thai: เมืองยาง, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ jāːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Administration 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The 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
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Thailand
Coordinates: 15°24′N 101°18′E / 15.4°N 101.3°E / 15.4; 101.3Kingdom of Thailand ราชอาณาจักรไทย (Thai) Ratcha-anachak ThaiFlagEmblemAnthem: Phleng Chat Thai (English: "Thai National Anthem")Royal anthem: Sansoen Phra Barami (English: "Glorify His prestige")Location of  Thailand  (green) in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Bangkok 13°45′N 100°29′E / 13.750°N 100.483°E / 13.750; 100.483Official languages Thai[1]Spoken languagesIsan Kam Mueang Pak TaiEthnic groups (2009;[6] 2011[3]:95–99)Thai  ∟ 34.1% Central Thai  ∟ 24.9% Khon
Khon
Isan[2]  ∟ 9.9% Khon
Khon
Muang  ∟ 7.5% Southern Thai 14% Thai Chinese 12% Others (incl
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Ayutthaya Province
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (or Ayutthaya, Thai: พระนครศรีอยุธยา, pronounced [pʰráʔ ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn sǐː ʔā.jút.tʰā.jāː]) is one of the central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are (from north clockwise) Ang Thong, Lop Buri, Saraburi, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Pathom and Suphan Buri.Contents1 Etymology 2 Geography 3 History 4 Symbols 5 Administrative divisions 6 Climate 7 Transport7.1 Rail 7.2 Boat8 Tourism8.1 Sights9 Festivals 10 Notes 11 References 12 See also 13 External linksEtymology[edit] The name Ayutthaya derives from the Sanskrit word Ayodhyā of the Ramayana
Ramayana
epic. Ayodhyā is feminine negation of the word Yodhya which comes from the root Yudh (to fight). A (negation) + Yodhya (winnable) + ā (feminine suffix)
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Amphoe Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thai: พระนครศรีอยุธยา, pronounced [pʰráʔ ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn sǐː ʔā.jút.tʰā.jāː]) is the capital district ( Amphoe Mueang) of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, central Thailand. Its former name as the capital city of Ayutthaya Kingdom
Ayutthaya Kingdom
was "Krungthep Thawarawadi Si Ayutthaya" (Thai: กรุงเทพทวารวดีศรีอยุธยา).Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Administration 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] According to George Coedes, tradition states Ramathibodi I
Ramathibodi I
founded Dvaravati Sri Ayudhya in 1350. [1]:222 Created in 1897, the district was originally called Rop Krung (รอบกรุง)
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Songkhla Province
Songkhla
Songkhla
(Thai: สงขลา, pronounced [sǒŋ.kʰlǎː]; Malay: Singgora) is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of 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. 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, with a population of 359,813, is considerably larger, with twice the population of Songkhla
Songkhla
(163,072)
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Hat Yai
Hat Yai
Hat Yai
(Thai: หาดใหญ่, pronounced [hàːt jàj], 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
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
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Mueang Songkhla District
Mueang Songkhla
Songkhla
(Thai: เมืองสงขลา, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ sǒŋ.kʰlǎː]; Pattani Malay: ซิงกอรา, pronounced [sīŋ.kɔː.rāː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Songkhla
Songkhla
Province, southern Thailand.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Administration3.1 Central administration 3.2 Local administration4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit]Village, Tambon
Tambon
Bo YangNeighboring 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. In the northern part of the district is Songkhla
Songkhla
Lake. History[edit] The name "Songkhla" is a Thai corruption of Singgora, its original name, which means "the city of lions" in Malay
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Amphoe Mueang Chan
Mueang Chan (Thai: เมืองจันทร์, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ t͡ɕān]) is a district (amphoe) of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Administration 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] The minor district (King Amphoe) was created on April 1, 1992, when three tambon were split off from Uthumphon Phisai district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on October 11, 1997.[2] Geography[edit] Neighboring 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. Administration[edit] The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 52 villages (muban)
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Amphoe Mueang Pan
Mueang Pan (Thai: เมืองปาน, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ pāːn]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Administration 4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit] Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Wiang Pa Pao of Chiang Rai Province, Wang Nuea, Chae Hom and Mueang Lampang of Lampang Province, and Mae On and Doi Saket of Chiang Mai Province. The Phi Pan Nam Mountains
Phi Pan Nam Mountains
dominate the landscape of the district. History[edit] The 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.[1] On May 9, 1992 it was upgraded to a full district.[2] Administration[edit] The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 53 villages (muban)
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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 ,[1] civil register (but this is also an official term for an individual file of a vital event),[2] 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,[3] 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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Mueang
Mueang (Thai: เมือง mɯ̄ang, pronounced [mɯaŋ˧]), Muang (Lao: ເມືອງ mɯ́ang, pronounced [mɯaŋ˦]), Mường (Vietnamese pronunciation: [/mɨəŋ ˨˩/]) or Mong (Shan: မိူင်း mə́ŋ, pronounced [məŋ˦]) were pre-modern semi-independent city-states or principalities in Indochina, adjacent regions of Northeast India
Northeast India
and Southern China, including what is now Thailand, La
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List Of Districts Of Thailand
This table lists the districts (amphoe) of Thailand, and the provinces (changwat) and regions in which they lie. This sortable table does not include districts in Bangkok
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Pom Prap Sattru Phai
Pom Prap Sattru Phai (Thai: ป้อมปราบศัตรูพ่าย, pronounced [pɔ̂m pràːp sàt.trūː pʰâːj]) is one of the 50 districts (khet) of Bangkok, Thailand. Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Dusit, Ratchathewi, Pathum Wan, Bang Rak, Samphanthawong, and Phra Nakhon.Contents1 History 2 Administration 3 Places 4 Markets 5 Festivals 6 Transportation 7 Government and infrastructure 8 Economy 9 References 10 External linksHistory[edit] Pom Prap Sattru Phai is an old district established in 1915 when the districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
were overhauled and replaced by 25 amphoes. Later, two of the original 25, Sam Yod and Nang Loeng were merged into Pom Prap Sattru Phai. The district was named after a fort (pom in Thai) near Nang Loeng Market
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Amphoe Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima
Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
(Thai: เมืองนครราชสีมา, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.sǐː.māː]) is one of 32 districts of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Northeastern Thailand. Including the center city of district is City of Nakhon Ratchasima.Contents1 Introduction 2 Geography 3 Transportation3.1 Car 3.2 Bus 3.3 Train4 Administration 5 References 6 External linksIntroduction[edit]Main Gate of KoratMueang Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
is an ancient city. The present city was built in the reign of King Narai
Narai
the Great of Ayutthaya kingdom. The king merged the two ancient cities, Mueang Sema and Mueang Khorakha Pura (Khorat) and moved to the present area. He named the new city Nakhon Ratchasima
Nakhon Ratchasima
and set it as the eastern frontier city of Ayutthaya
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