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Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya District

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya (Thai: พระนครศรีอยุธยา, pronounced [pʰráʔ ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn sǐː ʔā.jút.tʰā.jāː]) is the capital district (amphoe Mueang) of Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Province, central Thailand. Its former name as the capital city of Ayutthaya Kingdom was "Krungthep Thawarawadi Si Ayutthaya" (Thai: กรุงเทพทวารวดีศรีอยุธยา).

Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
พระนครศรีอยุธยา
District
District location in Ayutthaya Province
District location in Ayutthaya Province
Coordinates: 14°21′8″N 100°34′36″E / 14.35222°N 100.57667°E / 14.35222; 100.57667Coordinates: 14°21′8″N 100°34′36″E / 14.35222°N 100.57667°E / 14.35222; 100.57667
Country Thailand
Province Ayutthaya
Seat Ho Rattanachai
Area
 • Total 130.6 km2 (50.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 136,467
 • Density 1,053.13/km2 (2,727.6/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 13000
Geocode 1401

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HistoryEdit

According to George Coedes, tradition states Ramathibodi I founded Dvaravati Sri Ayudhya in 1350.[1]:222

Created in 1897, the district was originally called Rop Krung (รอบกรุง). The district name was changed to Krung Kao (กรุงเก่า) in 1917.[2] In 1957 the name was changed to Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya.[3] to commemorate the old capital city of the Ayutthaya Kingdom. This makes it unique among Thailand's capital districts, the rest of which are named amphoe mueang followed by the name of province.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bang Pahan, Nakhon Luang, Uthai, Bang Pa-in, Bang Sai and Bang Ban.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 21 sub-districts (tambon). In addition to the city (thesaban nakhon) of Ayutthaya there are other municipal areas. Ayothaya is a town (thesaban mueang) which covers part of the tambons Phai Ling, Hantra, and Khlong Suan Phlu.

No. Name Thai Pop.
1. Pratu Chai ประตูชัย 16,155
2. Kamang กะมัง 1,458
3. Ho Rattanachai หอรัตนไชย 11,671
4. Hua Ro หัวรอ 12,427
5. Tha Wasukri ท่าวาสุกรี 8,756
6. Phai Ling ไผ่ลิง 15,232
7. Pak Kran ปากกราน 5,526
8. Phukhao Thong ภูเขาทอง 2,748
9. Samphao Lom สำเภาล่ม 6,368
10. Suan Phrik สวนพริก 3,941
11. Khlong Takhian คลองตะเคียน 4,798
12. Wat Tum วัดตูม 4,219
13. Hantra หันตรา 7,261
14. Lumphli ลุมพลี 5,083
15. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่ 4,415
16. Ban Ko บ้านเกาะ 4,892
17. Khlong Suan Phlu คลองสวนพลู 6,605
18. Khlong Sa Bua คลองสระบัว 4,380
19. Ko Rian เกาะเรียน 2,619
20. Ban Pom บ้านป้อม 6,504
21. Ban Run บ้านรุน 1,409

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