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Mueang Ubon Ratchathani District

Mueang Ubon Ratchathani (Thai: เมืองอุบลราชธานี, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ ʔù.bōn râːt.t͡ɕʰā.tʰāː.nīː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand.

Mueang Ubon Ratchathani
เมืองอุบลราชธานี
District
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District location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
District location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 15°13′44″N 104°51′15″E / 15.22889°N 104.85417°E / 15.22889; 104.85417Coordinates: 15°13′44″N 104°51′15″E / 15.22889°N 104.85417°E / 15.22889; 104.85417
Country Thailand
Province Ubon Ratchathani
Seat Nai Mueang
Area
 • Total 406.4 km2 (156.9 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 211,855
 • Density 521.3/km2 (1,350/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 34000
Geocode 3401

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HistoryEdit

The district was originally named Buphupalanikhom (บุพุปลนิคม). Later the name was changed to Burapha Ubon (บูรพาอุบล) in 1909 and Mueang Ubon Ratchathani in 1913.[1]

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Khueang Nai, Muang Sam Sip, Lao Suea Kok, Don Mot Daeng, Sawang Wirawong, and Warin Chamrap of Ubon Ratchathani Province and Kanthararom of Sisaket Province.

The important water resource is the Mun River.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 148 villages (mubans). The city (thesaban nakhon) Ubon Ratchathani covers the entire tambon Nai Mueang. Ubon is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambons Kham Yai and Chaeramae. There are a further 11 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Nai Mueang ในเมือง - 86,809
4. Hua Ruea หัวเรือ 14 8,968
5. Nong Khon หนองขอน 15 8,436
7. Pathum ปทุม 12 10,294
8. Kham Yai ขามใหญ่ 24 30,471
9. Chaeramae แจระแม 10 12,622
11. Nong Bo หนองบ่อ 13 7,595
12. Rai Noi ไร่น้อย 17 19,589
13. Krasop กระโสบ 12 5,565
16. Ku Talat กุดลาด 13 10,178
19. Khilek ขี้เหล็ก 10 6,024
20. Pa-ao ปะอาว 8 5,304

Missing numbers are tambon which form the districts Don Mot Daeng and Lao Suea Kok.

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