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Amphoe Si Racha
Si Racha

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District location in Chonburi Province
District location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°10?28?N 100°55?50?E / 13.17444°N 100.93056°E / 13.17444; 100.93056Coordinates: 13°10?28?N 100°55?50?E / 13.17444°N 100.93056°E / 13.17444; 100.93056
CountryThailand
ProvinceChonburi
SeatSi Racha
Area
 o Total616.4 km2 (238.0 sq mi)
Population
(2019)
 o Total323,797
 o Density530/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code20110
Geocode2007

Si Racha District[1] (Thai: ?, pronounced [s?: r?:.t?:]) is a district in Chonburi Province, Thailand. Its center is the town of Si Racha, on the Gulf of Thailand, about halfway between Chonburi and Pattaya. The name Si Racha is from Sanskrit ?r? R?ja via Pali.

Si Racha is in an industrial zone consisting of manufacturing and shipping industries, supported by the port of Laem Chabang, 20th largest in the world. With Chonburi to the north and Pattaya, Bang Lamung township, Laem Chabang to the south, it forms the bulk of the economic zone of the eastern seaboard of Thailand, a fast-growing area that is second to only greater Bangkok in population and wealth.[] Due to its infrastructure, Laem Chabang and the eastern seaboard in general, is the nation's leading entrepôt.[2]

As of 2019 the population of the district was 323,797.[3]

Geography

Si Racha city
Wat Ko Loi, Si Racha

To the north is Mueang Chonburi District, to the northeast Ban Bueng District, to the southeast Pluak Daeng District of Rayong Province, and to the south is Bang Lamung District.

Administration

Central administration

Si Racha is divided into eight sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 72 administrative villages (muban).

Tambon Thai Villages Pop.[3]
Si Racha ? - 23,927
Surasak 10 68,293
Thung Sukhla 12 41,580
Bueng 09 45,724
Nong Kham ? 11 47,192
Khao Khansong 10 10,491
Bang Phra 12 31,301
Bo Win 08 40,825

Local administration

There are two cities (thesaban nakhon) in the district:

  • Laem Chabang (Thai: ) consisting of sub-district Thung Sukhla and parts of sub-districts Surasak, Bueng, Nong Kham, and Bang Lamung.
  • Chao Phraya Surasak (Thai: ) consisting of parts of sub-districts Surasak, Bueng, Nong Kham, Khao Khansong, and Bo Win.

There is one town (thesaban mueang) in the district: Si Racha (Thai: ) consisting of sub-district Si Racha, and one sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon), Bang Phra (Thai: ?) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Phra.

There are four sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Nong Kham (Thai: ?) consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Kham.
  • Khao Khansong (Thai: ) consisting of parts of sub-district Khao Khansong.
  • Bang Phra (Thai: ) consisting of parts of sub-district Bang Phra.
  • Bo Win (Thai: ) consisting of parts of sub-district Bo Win.

References

  1. ^ Note: An alternative spelling is Sri Racha. Si Racha is the official transcription of the Thai pronunciation attributable to the fact that the consonant cluster /sr/ doesn't occur natively in Thai speech [1].
  2. ^ " '' 1.5 '?' ?".
  3. ^ a b " ? ?.?.2560 ()". Department of Provincial Administration (in Thai). Retrieved .
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