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Tambon
Tambon
(Thai: ตำบล, pronounced [tām.bōn]) is a local governmental unit in Thailand. Below district (amphoe) and province (changwat), they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of 2009 there were 7,255 tambon,[1] not including the 180 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains eight to ten tambon. Tambon
Tambon
is usually translated as "township" or "subdistrict" in English — the latter is the recommended translation,[2] though also often used for king amphoe, the designation for a subdistrict acting as a branch (Thai: king) of the parent district. Tambon
Tambon
are further subdivided into 69,307 villages (muban), about ten per tambon. Tambon
Tambon
within cities or towns are not subdivided into villages, but may have less formal communities called chumchon (ชุมชน) that may be formed into community associations.

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Office of TAO Bang Bai Mai, Surat Thani

Contents

1 History

1.1 Muban 1.2 Subdistrict administrative organization (TAO) 1.3 One Tambon
Tambon
One Product

2 See also 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The tambon as a subdivision has a long history. It was the second-level subdivision of the area administered by a provincial town in the 19th century. The governor of the province was supposed to appoint a communal elder, kamnan or phan. In the administrative reforms started in 1892 under Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, the first Thai Minister of the Interior, the three levels of subdivision of provinces were continued, i.e., starting from district to tambon to the lowest level called muban. Muban[edit] Main article: Muban The subdistricts are subdivided into administrative villages (muban, หมู่บ้าน) as the lowest administrative subdivision. Usually these are referred to much more often by the village number than the actual name, especially as an administrative village may contain more than one settlement, or a large settlement may be split into more than one administrative village. One of the elected village headmen is elected as the subdistrict headman (Kamnan). Subdistrict administrative organization (TAO)[edit] With the Tambon
Tambon
Council and Tambon
Tambon
Administrative Authority Act BE 2537 (1994)[3] and later by the constitution of 1997, tambon were decentralized into local government units with an elected tambon council. Depending on its size and tax income a tambon may either be administered by a Subdistrict (Tambon) Administrative Organization (SAO or TAO, Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล, translit. องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล) or a Tambon
Tambon
Council (TC, Thai: สภาตำบล). However, since 2001 all of the Tambon
Tambon
Councils have been upgraded to Tambon Administrative Organizations. The TAO council consist of two representatives from each administrative village in the subdistrict, and one directly elected president. The subdistrict area which belongs to a municipality (thesaban) is administered by the municipal council. In the event only part of the subdistrict is within a municipality, the remaining part is administrated by a TAO. Adjoining subdistricts of a single district can also have a joint TAO. One Tambon
Tambon
One Product[edit] Main article: One Tambon
Tambon
One Product In 1999, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Thaksin Shinawatra
started a project in which every tambon would select a typical, distinctive local product. The project then aids in promoting the product, as well as assisting in modernizing production. Shops selling OTOP products are located in each provincial capital. See also[edit]

Administrative divisions of Thailand List of tambon in Thailand

References[edit]

^ "Number of administrative entities 2008" (PDF). Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 20, 2009.  ^ Thai-English Transcription of Changwat, Amphoe, King Amphoe and Tambon. ISBN 978-974-7857-04-7. Retrieved 2009-01-20. [dead link] ^ พระราชบัญญัติสภาตำบลและองค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 111 (53 ก): 11–35. 1994-12-02. 

External links[edit]

ThaiTambon.com – One Tambon
Tambon
One Product

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