Mueang Lopburi district

Mueang Lopburi
เมืองลพบุรี
Lopburi Railway Station
District location in Lopburi province
District location in Lopburi province
Coordinates: 14°47′53″N 100°39′13″E / 14.79806°N 100.65361°E / 14.79806; 100.65361Coordinates: 14°47′53″N 100°39′13″E / 14.79806°N 100.65361°E / 14.79806; 100.65361
CountryThailand
ProvinceLopburi
SeatThale Chup Son
Area
 • Total565.6 km2 (218.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total247,842
 • Density438.2/km2 (1,135/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code15000
Geocode1601

Mueang Lopburi (Thai: เมืองลพบุรี, RTGSmueang lopburi, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ lóp bū.rīː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Lopburi province, central Thailand. The district is home to Khok Kathiam Air Force Base.

History

Lopburi is an ancient city. In the Khmer era, it was Lavo or Lava Pura, the important city of the eastern part of the Chao Phraya River valley. In the Ayuthaya kingdom, it was a northeastern frontier city. The glorious period of Lopburi was during the reign of King Narai the Great. He stayed in his palace eight to nine months a year, making Lopburi the second capital of the kingdom. After his reign, the city was nearly deserted, only to be enriched again when King Mongkut visited and renovated King Narai's Palace.

Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram set up Lopburi as the military center of Thailand. He reformed Lopburi city, with its modern center located about 4 km east from the historical center. His predominant building style, Art Deco shows along Narai Maharat Road.

Lopburi River

Geography

The southwestern part of the district is low alluvial plain. The rest is intermixed plains and hills. Besides the Lopburi River, the important water resources are the Sap Lek Reservoir and Khlong Raphiphat. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Tha Wung, Ban Mi, Khok Samrong and Phatthana Nikhom of Lopburi Province, Phra Phutthabat, Nong Don and Don Phut of Saraburi province, Ban Phraek of Ayutthaya province, and Chaiyo of Ang Thong province.

Pibul Wittayalai School Building 1, Art Deco style

Administration

The district is divided into 24 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 223 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) Lopburi covers tambon Tha Hin and parts of Thale Chup Son. There are two further sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon): Khao Phra Ngam covering tambon Khao Phra Ngam, and Khok Tum covering tambons Khok Tum and Nikhom Sang Ton Eng. There are a further 19 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.
1. Thale Chup Son ทะเลชุบศร 34,742
2. Tha Hin ท่าหิน 8,487
3. Kok Ko กกโก 8,304
4. Kong Thanu โก่งธนู 4,893
5. Khao Phra Ngam เขาพระงาม 28,664
6. Khao Sam Yot เขาสามยอด 28,262
7. Khok Kathiam โคกกะเทียม 4,833
8. Khok Lam Phan โคกลำพาน 3,554
9. Khok Tum โคกตูม 15,504
10. Ngio Rai งิ้วราย 5,592
11. Don Pho ดอนโพธิ์ 3,582
12. Talung ตะลุง 5,218
14. Tha Khae ท่าแค 13,666
15. Tha Sala ท่าศาลา 12,515
16. Nikhom Sang Ton Eng นิคมสร้างตนเอง 11,737
17. Bang Khan Mak บางขันหมาก 8,935
18. Ban Khoi บ้านข่อย 3,081
19. Thai Talat ท้ายตลาด 3,039
20. Pa Tan ป่าตาล 12,523
21. Phrommat พรหมมาสตร์ 6,779
22. Pho Kao Ton โพธิ์เก้าต้น 10,540
23. Pho Tru โพธิ์ตรุ 2,721
24. Si Khlong สี่คลอง 1,067
25. Thanon Yai ถนนใหญ่ 9,604

Geocode 13 not used.

Transportation

The district is served by the State Railway of Thailand's Ban Pa Wai, Lopburi, Tha Khae, and Khok Kathiam Railway Stations.

External links

  • amphoe.com (Thai)
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