Mueang Songkhla District

Mueang Songkhla District (Thai: เมืองสงขลา, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ sǒŋ.kʰlǎː]; Pattani Malay: ซิงกอรอ, pronounced [sīŋ.kɔː.rɔː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.

Mueang Songkhla

เมืองสงขลา
District location in Songkhla Province
District location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 7°12′25″N 100°35′47″E / 7.20694°N 100.59639°E / 7.20694; 100.59639Coordinates: 7°12′25″N 100°35′47″E / 7.20694°N 100.59639°E / 7.20694; 100.59639
CountryThailand
ProvinceSongkhla
SeatBo Yang
Subdistricts6
Mubans47
Area
 • Total171.9 km2 (66.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2014)
 • Total163,329
 • Density948.7/km2 (2,457/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code90000
Geocode9001

GeographyEdit

 
Village, Tambon Bo Yang

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Chana, Na Mom, Hat Yai, and Singhanakhon of Songkhla Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

In the northern part of the district is Songkhla Lake.

HistoryEdit

The name Songkhla is a Thai corruption of Singgora, its original name, which means 'the city of lions' in Malay. It refers to a lion-shaped mountain near the city of Songkhla.

AdministrationEdit

Central administrationEdit

Mueang Songkhla District is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 47 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Bo Yang บ่อยาง - 67,154
02. Khao Rup Chang เขารูปช้าง 10 39,231
03. Ko Taeo เกาะแต้ว 10 11,121
04. Phawong พะวง 08 30,541
05. Thung Wang ทุ่งหวัง 10 10,396
06. Ko Yo เกาะยอ 09 04,886

Local administrationEdit

There is one city (thesaban nakhon) in the district:

  • Songkhla (Thai: เทศบาลนครสงขลา) consisting of sub-district Bo Yang.

There is one town (thesaban mueang) in the district:

  • Khao Rup Chang (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองเขารูปช้าง) consisting of sub-district Khao Rup Chang.

There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Phawong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลพะวง) consisting of sub-district Phawong.
  • Ko Taeo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเกาะแต้ว) consisting of sub-district Ko Taeo.

There are two sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Thung Wang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลทุ่งหวัง) consisting of sub-district Thung Wang.
  • Ko Yo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะยอ) consisting of sub-district Ko Yo.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-14.

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