Thung Yai District

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Thung Yai
ทุ่งใหญ่
Amphoe
Amphoe 8011.svg
Amphoe location in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Coordinates: 8°17′48″N99°22′30″E / 8.29667°N 99.37500°E / 8.29667; 99.37500 Coordinates: 8°17′48″N99°22′30″E / 8.29667°N 99.37500°E / 8.29667; 99.37500
Country Thailand
Province Nakhon Si Thammarat
Seat Tha Yang
Area
  Total 603.287 km2 (232.930 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 67,202
  Density 111.4/km2 (289/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 80240
Geocode 8011

Thung Yai (Thai : ทุ่งใหญ่, pronounced  [tʰûŋ jàj] ) is the westernmost district ( amphoe ) of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern 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.

Nakhon Si Thammarat Province Province in Thailand

Nakhon Si Thammarat, is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Songkhla, Phatthalung, Trang, Krabi, and Surat Thani.

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History

Tambon Ku Rae was separated from Thung Song District and made the minor district ( king amphoe ) Ku Rae in 1906. When the office was moved to Tambon Tha Yang in 1909, the minor district was renamed following the central tambon name. However, when the government was about to upgrade the minor district, the name Tha Yang was already given to a district of Phetchaburi Province. Thus when the minor district was upgraded to a full district on 1 April 1961, it was named Thung Yai after one of the tambon of the district. [1]

Thung Song District District in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand

Thung Song is a district (amphoe) in the southwestern part of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand.

Phetchaburi Province Province in Thailand

Phetchaburi or Phet Buri is one of the western or central provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Ratchaburi, Samut Songkhram, and Prachuap Khiri Khan. In the west it borders the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar. Phetchaburi has a national park called "Kaeng Krachan" which consists of a reservoir overlooking its islands.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Tham Phannara, Chawang, Na Bon, Thung Song, Bang Khan of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Lam Thap, Khao Phanom of Krabi Province and Phrasaeng of Surat Thani Province.

Krabi Province Province in Thailand

Krabi is one of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand, on the shore of the Andaman Sea. Neighbouring provinces are Phang Nga, Surat Thani, Nakhon Si Thammarat, and Trang. Phuket Province lies to the west across Phang Nga Bay. Krabi town is the seat of provincial government.

Surat Thani Province Province in Thailand

Surat Thani, often shortened to Surat, is the largest of the southern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. It lies on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand. Surat Thani means "city of good people", a title given to the city by King Vajiravudh.

The important water resource is the Tapi River.

Administration

The district is divided into seven sub-districts ( tambon ), which are further subdivided into 63 villages ( muban ). Tha Yang is a township ( thesaban tambon ) covering parts of the tambon Tha Yang. There are a further seven 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. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1.Tha Yangท่ายาง1212,931
2.Thung Sangทุ่งสัง75,100
3.Thung Yaiทุ่งใหญ่109,266
4.Kuraeกุแหระ87,088
5.Prikปริก915,043
6.Bang Rupบางรูป97,933
7.Krung Yanกรุงหยัน89,841
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