Thung Fon District

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Thung Fon

ทุ่งฝน
Amphoe 4107.svg
District location in Udon Thani Province
Coordinates: 17°28′18″N103°15′36″E / 17.47167°N 103.26000°E / 17.47167; 103.26000 Coordinates: 17°28′18″N103°15′36″E / 17.47167°N 103.26000°E / 17.47167; 103.26000
Country Thailand
Province Udon Thani
SeatThung Fon
Area
  Total227.903 km2 (87.994 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
  Total31,029
  Density136.2/km2 (353/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 41310
Geocode 4107

Thung Fon (Thai : ทุ่งฝน, pronounced  [tʰûŋ fǒn] ) is a district ( amphoe ) in the eastern part of Udon Thani Province, northeastern Thailand.

Thai language language spoken in Thailand

Thai, Central Thai or Ayutthaya or Siamese, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority of Thai of Chinese origin. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family. Over half of Thai vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language.

Amphoe Second level administrative subdivision of Thailand

An amphoe 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.

Udon Thani Province Province

Udon Thani is a province (changwat) in northeast Thailand. It is bordered by the provinces of Nong Khai to the north, Sakon Nakhon to the east, Kalasin Province to the southeast, Khon Kaen to the south, and Loei and Nong Bua Lamphu to the west. It occupies an area of 11,730 km2. The provincial capital is Udon Thani, the major city in the province.

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Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Nong Han, Phibun Rak, Ban Dung of Udon Thani Province, Phon Phisai and Sawang Daen Din of Sakon Nakhon Province.

Nong Han District District in Udon Thani, Thailand

Nong Han is a district (amphoe) of Udon Thani Province, northeastern Thailand.

Phibun Rak District District in Udon Thani, Thailand

Phibun Rak is a district (amphoe) in central Udon Thani Province, northeastern Thailand.

Ban Dung District District in Udon Thani, Thailand

Ban Dung is a district (amphoe) in northeastern Udon Thani Province, Isan, Thailand.

History

The minor district ( king amphoe ) Thung Fon was created on 1 July 1976, when the tambons Thung Fon and Thung Yai were split off from Nong Han District. [1] It was upgraded to a full district on 21 May 1990. [2]

Administration

The district is divided into four sub-districts ( tambons ), which are further subdivided into 36 villages ( mubans ). Thung Fon is a township ( thesaban tambon ) which covers parts of tambon Thung Fon. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Tambon central government unit in Thailand

Tambon is a local governmental unit in Thailand. Below district (amphoe) and province (changwat), they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of 2016 there were 7,255 tambons, not including the 180 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains eight to ten tambon. Tambon is usually translated as "township" or "subdistrict" in English — the latter is the recommended translation, though also often used for king amphoe, the designation for a subdistrict acting as a branch of the parent district. Tambon are further subdivided into 69,307 villages (muban), about ten per 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.

Muban Administrative village in Thailand

Muban is the lowest administrative sub-division of Thailand. Usually translated as village and sometimes as hamlet, they are a subdivision of a tambon. As of 2008, there were 74,944 administrative muban in Thailand. As of the 1990 census, the average village consisted of 144 households or 746 persons.

No.NameThai nameVillages Pop.
1.Thung Fonทุ่งฝน1212,509
2.Thung Yaiทุ่งใหญ่109,225
3.Na Chum Saengนาชุมแสง85,989
4.Na Thomนาทม63,306

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References

  1. ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอหนองหาน จังหวัดอุดรธานี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอทุ่งฝน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 93 (87 ง): 1637. June 29, 1976.
  2. พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอห้วยผึ้ง อำเภอวังวิเศษ อำเภอคลองหาด อำเภอป่าบอน อำเภอหนองหญ้าปล้อง อำเภอวังโป่ง อำเภอควนเนียง อำเภอหนองหญ้าไซ อำเภอบ้านนาเดิม อำเภอทุ่งฝน อำเภอสร้างคอม และอำเภอทองแสนขัน พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๓ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 107 (83 ก special): 1–4. May 21, 1990.