Tha Bo District

Tha Bo District (Thai: ท่าบ่อ, pronounced [tʰâː bɔ̀ː]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand.

Tha Bo

ท่าบ่อ
District location in Nong Khai Province
District location in Nong Khai Province
Coordinates: 17°50′59″N 102°34′52″E / 17.84972°N 102.58111°E / 17.84972; 102.58111Coordinates: 17°50′59″N 102°34′52″E / 17.84972°N 102.58111°E / 17.84972; 102.58111
CountryThailand
ProvinceNong Khai
Area
 • Total355.3 km2 (137.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total84,708
 • Density238.4/km2 (617/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code43110
Geocode4302
Kindergarten students learning English, Tha Bo

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise): Mueang Nong Khai and Sa Khrai of Nong Khai Province; Ban Phue of Udon Thani Province; Pho Tak and Si Chiang Mai of Nong Khai Province. To the northeast across the Mekong river is the Lao province Vientiane Prefecture.

HistoryEdit

The district dates back to the Mueang Tha Bo established in 1897, with Phra Kupradit Padi (พระกุประดิษฐ์บดี) as the first governor (Chao Mueang).[citation needed]

EnvironmentEdit

The air quality in Tha Bo in 2018 was the third worst in Thailand after Samut Sakhon and Khorat.[1]

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 98 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambons): Tha Bo covers parts of tambons Tha Bo and Nam Mong, and Phon Sa covers parts of tambon Phon Sa. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Bo ท่าบ่อ 13 20,872
2. Nam Mong น้ำโมง 13 9,483
3. Kong Nang กองนาง 13 9,385
4. Khok Khon โคกคอน 7 6,007
5. Ban Duea บ้านเดื่อ 9 7,608
6. Ban Thon บ้านถ่อน 8 6,461
7. Ban Wan บ้านว่าน 8 7,330
8. Na Kha นาข่า 8 4,482
9. Phon Sa โพนสา 10 7,193
10. Nong Nang หนองนาง 9 5,887

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World most polluted cities 2018 (PM2.5)". AirVisual. Retrieved 13 September 2019.

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