Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan District(Redirected from Amphoe Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan)
Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan
Beach at tambon Khlong Wan
District location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
|Province||Prachuap Khiri Khan|
|• Total||830.0 km2 (320.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||109.48/km2 (283.6/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
During the Ayutthaya period (1351-1767), the district was the site of Na Rang town. In the early-Rattanakosin era, King Rama II established Mueang Bang Nang Rom at the mouth of the Nang Rom canal. But, as the land was not fertile, the king moved the city center to Mueang Kui. The new city name was kept. In the reign of Mongkut, King Rama IV, Bang Nang Rom, Kui, and Klong Wan towns were merged into Prachuap Khiri Khan, meaning 'town with clusters of mountains'. In 1894 King Chulalongkorn placed Mueang Prachuap under Mueang Phetchaburi. In 1899, the town hall was moved from Kui town to Ao Koh Lak, (Ao Prachuap). In 1906 the monarch merged Mueang Pranburi, Kamnoed Nopphakhun, and Prachuap, and established Mueang Pranburi to keep the name of Mueang Pran. The new city was made a province under the control of Monthon Ratchaburi. To prevent city name confusion, King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) changed the district name back to Prachuap Khiri Khan on 16 August 1915.
The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 53 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) of Prachuap Khiri Khan covers the complete tambon Prachuap Khiri Khan as well as parts of Ko Lak and Ao Noi. Parts of tambon Khlong Wan belong to the township Khlong Wan.
|1.||Prachuap Khiri Khan||ประจวบคีรีขันธ์||-|
- Svasti, Pichaya (11 October 2018). "A place of gold". Bangkok Post (Life, Travel). Retrieved 11 October 2018.
- ประกาศ เปลี่ยนนามเมืองปราณบุรี เป็นเมืองประจวบคีรีขันธ์ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 32 (0 ก): 176. August 22, 1915.
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