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Mueang Trat District

Mueang Trat

เมืองตราด
Residanggamport Residence
Residanggamport Residence
District location in Trat Province
District location in Trat Province
Coordinates: 12°13′54″N 102°30′48″E / 12.23167°N 102.51333°E / 12.23167; 102.51333
CountryThailand
ProvinceTrat
SeatNong Samet
Area
 • Total938.611 km2 (362.400 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total89,661
 • Density95.5/km2 (247/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code23000
Geocode2301

Mueang Trat (Thai: เมืองตราด, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ tràːt]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Trat Province, eastern Thailand.

History

The area was settled in 1901 as a khwaeng of Mueang Trat. The government upgraded the khwaeng to Mueang Trat District in 1908. In 1921 the district was renamed Bang Phra after the name of the central tambon. The district name was changed to Mueang Trat in 1938 due to a new naming policy for capital districts.[1]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise): Laem Ngop, Khao Saming, and Bo Rai of Trat Province; Pursat and Koh Kong Provinces of Cambodia; Khlong Yai of Trat Province; and the Gulf of Thailand.

The district has one border crossing into Cambodia, at Ban Tha Sen. It is a "temporary" crossing, open only several days a week. As of 2019 there are plans to construct a permanent border crossing.[2]

Administration

The district is divided into 14 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (mubans). Trat itself has town (thesaban mueang) status and covers the tambon Bang Phra and part of Wang Krachae. The township (thesaban tambon) Tha Phrik Noen Sai covers the complete tambon Tha Phrik and parts of Noen Sai. There are a further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Bang Phra บางพระ
2. Nong Samet หนองเสม็ด
3. Nong Sano หนองโสน
4. Nong Khan Song หนองคันทรง
5. Huang Nam Khao ห้วงน้ำขาว
6. Ao Yai อ่าวใหญ่
7. Wang Krachae วังกระแจะ
8. Huai Raeng ห้วยแร้ง
9. Noen Sai เนินทราย
10. Tha Phrik ท่าพริก
11. Tha Kum ท่ากุ่ม
12. Takang ตะกาง
13. Chamrak ชำราก
14. Laem Klat แหลมกลัด

References

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามจังหวัด และอำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (0 ก): 658. 14 November 1938.
  2. ^ Waewkraihong, Jakkrit (1 July 2019). "Boom along the border". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

Further reading

  • Komarakul Na Nakorn, Takoon; Bupphapibul, Teerapat (May 2019). "ตราด - คลองใหญ่ ชีวิตและความหมายปลายถนนสุขุมวิท (Trat - Khlong Yai, a glimpse of life till the end of the journey". Osotho Magazine (in Thai). Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). 59 (10): 12–25. ISSN 0125-7226.

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