Thung Khao Luang District

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Thung Khao Luang

ทุ่งเขาหลวง
Amphoe 4520.svg
District location in Roi Et Province
Coordinates: 15°59′32″N103°51′33″E / 15.99222°N 103.85917°E / 15.99222; 103.85917 Coordinates: 15°59′32″N103°51′33″E / 15.99222°N 103.85917°E / 15.99222; 103.85917
Country Thailand
Province Roi Et
SeatThung Khao Luang
Area
  Total138.9 km2 (53.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
  Total24,260
  Density174.7/km2 (452/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 45170
Geocode 4520

Thung Khao Luang (Thai : ทุ่งเขาหลวง, pronounced  [tʰûŋ kʰǎw lǔa̯ŋ] ) is a district ( amphoe ) of Roi Et Province, Thailand.

Thai language language spoken in Thailand

Thai, Central Thai, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people. 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, similar to Chinese and Vietnamese.

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.

Roi Et Province Province in Thailand

Roi Et is one of the northeastern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Kalasin, Mukdahan, Yasothon, Sisaket, Surin, and Maha Sarakham.

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Geography

The district is in central Roi Et Province. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): At Samat, Thawat Buri, and Selaphum.

At Samat District District in Roi Et, Thailand

At Samat is a district (amphoe) of Roi Et Province, Thailand.

Thawat Buri District District in Roi Et, Thailand

Thawat Buri is a district (amphoe) of Roi Et Province, Thailand.

Selaphum District District in Roi Et, Thailand

Selaphum is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Roi Et Province, northeastern Thailand.

The important water resource is the Chi River.

History

The minor district was created on 1 July 1997, when the four tambons Thung Khao Luang, Thoet Thai, Bueng Ngam, and Maba were split off from Thawat Buri District. [1]

The Thai government on 15 May 2007 upgraded all of 81 minor districts to full districts. [2] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August, the upgrade became official. [3]

Administration

The district is divided into five sub-districts ( tambons ), which are further subdivided into 50 villages ( mubans ). There are no municipal ( thesaban ) areas. There are five tambon administrative organization (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 (subdistrict). As of 2008, there were 74,944 administrative mubans in Thailand. As of the 1990 census, the average village consisted of 144 households or 746 persons.

Thesaban local government type in Thailand

Thesaban are the municipalities of Thailand. There are three levels of municipalities: city, town, and sub-district. Bangkok and Pattaya are special municipal entities not included in the thesaban system.

No.NameThai nameVillages Pop.
1.Thung Khao Luangทุ่งเขาหลวง74,632
2.Thoet Thaiเทอดไทย104,753
3.Bueng Ngamบึงงาม134,630
4.Mabaมะบ้า94,859
5.Laoเหล่า115,386

Economy

The largely agricultural local economy is augmented by remittances from local women who married foreigners and live abroad. In Ban Jaan (บ้านจาร) village, a settlement of 540 households, at least 100 households have a Western son-in-law, mostly Swiss, leading the town to be known among Thais as the "Swiss village". [4] Local officials claim the number of resident Swiss is overstated as most live with their wives in Switzerland. [5]

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References

  1. ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอธวัชบุรี จังหวัดร้อยเอ็ด ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอทุ่งเขาหลวง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 114 (Special 51 ง): 17. June 25, 1997.
  2. แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online. Archived from the original on 2011-05-16.
  3. พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007.
  4. Montlake, Simon (20 July 2004). "Thailand's 'Swiss village'". BBC News. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  5. Yongcharoenchai, Chaiyot (5 March 2017). "Tied in a knot: the Thai wives who go abroad" (Special Report in Spectrum). Bangkok Post. Retrieved 5 March 2017.