Chaiyo district

Chaiyo
ไชโย
Wat Chaiyo Worawihan
Wat Chaiyo Worawihan
District location in Ang Thong province
District location in Ang Thong province
Coordinates: 14°38′57″N 100°28′43″E / 14.64917°N 100.47861°E / 14.64917; 100.47861Coordinates: 14°38′57″N 100°28′43″E / 14.64917°N 100.47861°E / 14.64917; 100.47861
CountryThailand
ProvinceAng Thong
Area
 • Total72.3 km2 (27.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total22,882
 • Density320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
14140
Geocode1502

Chaiyo (Thai: ไชโย, pronounced [t͡ɕʰāj.jōː]) is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Ang Thong province in Thailand.

History

The name Ban Chaiyo dates back to when King Naresuan the Great and his brother, who later became King Ekathotsarot, defeated the King of Lan Na and Burmese soldiers in this area. The soldiers of Ayutthaya shouted Chaiyo (ไชโย, "hurrah") to celebrate.

In the past, Chaiyo was called Ban Makham. When it was officially promoted to a district, the government selected the name "Chaiyo" because of its storied past.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Phrom Buri of Sing Buri province, Tha Wung, and Mueang Lopburi of Lopburi province; Ban Phraek and Maha Rat of Ayutthaya province; and Mueang Ang Thong and Pho Thong of Ang Thong Province.

Administration

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 56 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambons) in the district. Chorakhe Rong covers tambons Chorakhe Rong, Chaiyaphum, Lak Fa, Chawai, Tri Narong, and parts of Chaiyarit. Tambon Chaiyo is completely covered by the township Ket Chaiyo..

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Chorakhe Rong จรเข้ร้อง 7 3,032
2. Chaiyaphum ไชยภูมิ 8 3,476
3. Chaiyarit ชัยฤทธิ์ 6 3,178
4. Thewarat เทวราช 7 2,028
5. Ratchasathit ราชสถิตย์ 7 2,288
6. Chaiyo ไชโย 7 2,848
7. Lak Fa หลักฟ้า 3 1,553
8. Chawai ชะไว 3 2,989
9. Tri Narong ตรีณรงค์ 8 1,490


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