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Phichai (Thai: พิชัย, pronounced [pʰí.t͡ɕʰāj]) is the southernmost district (amphoe) of Uttaradit Province, northern Thailand.

Phichai
พิชัย
District
District location in Uttaradit Province
District location in Uttaradit Province
Coordinates: 17°17′13″N 100°5′15″E / 17.28694°N 100.08750°E / 17.28694; 100.08750Coordinates: 17°17′13″N 100°5′15″E / 17.28694°N 100.08750°E / 17.28694; 100.08750
Country Thailand
Province Uttaradit
Area
 • Total 736.7 km2 (284.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 77,536
 • Density 105.2/km2 (272/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 53120
Geocode 5307

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GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Tron, Thong Saen Khan of Uttaradit Province, Wat Bot, Phrom Phiram of Phitsanulok Province, Sawankhalok and Si Nakhon of Sukhothai Province

HistoryEdit

Mueang Phichai is believed to have been built in the 15th century on order of King Trailokanat as a frontier town fortified with a wall and moat. However, almost no traces of this historic town survived, only the old chedi in Wat Nah Phrathat dates back to this time.

Being one of the major towns in the north for centuries, the town was moved to a new site further north in 1887, which was renamed Uttaradit in 1915. The area around the old town Phichai was reduced to a district.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon), Tha Sak and Nai Mueang, both covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 11 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Nai Mueang ในเมือง 8 8,763
2. Ban Dara บ้านดารา 9 6,815
3. Rai Oi ไร่อ้อย 11 6,924
4. Tha Sak ท่าสัก 10 7,323
5. Kho Rum คอรุม 12 9,632
6. Ban Mo บ้านหม้อ 8 5,946
7. Tha Mafueang ท่ามะเฟือง 10 5,904
8. Ban Khon บ้านโคน 8 5,297
9. Phaya Maen พญาแมน 7 6,350
10. Na In นาอิน 7 5,751
11. Na Yang นายาง 7 8,831

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