Amphoe Mueang Samut Songkhram


Amphoe Mueang Samut Songkhram

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Mueang Samut Songkhram
thai=เมืองสมุทรสงคราม
province=Samut Songkhram
capital=Mae Klong
coordinates=coord|13|24|50|N|100|0|12|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=169.057
population=103,268
population_as_of=2005
density=610.8
postal_code=75000
geocode=7501

Mueang Samut Songkhram ( _th. เมืองสมุทรสงคราม) is the capital district ("Amphoe Mueang") of Samut Songkhram Province, central Thailand.

History

The district was established in 1897, then named Lom Thuan and controlled by Monthon Ratchaburi. In 1900 the district office was moved to a temple area in Ban Prok. The district was named accordingly in 1917. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=34|issue=0 ก|pages=40–68|title=ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2460/A/40.PDF|date=April 29 1917|language=Thai] The office was moved again to Mae Klong camp, Tambon Mae Klong, and at the same time the name changed to Mae Klong. By the government policy, the capital district name should be the same as the province name, Mae Klong district was renamed to Mueang Samut Songkhram in 1938. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=55|issue=0 ก|pages=658–666|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามจังหวัด และอำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๑|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2481/A/658.PDF|date=November 14 1938|language=Thai] Since 1964 the district office located on Ekachai road, Tambon Mae Klong.

Thai local people still call Mueang Samut Songkhram by its old name Mae Klong.

Geography

The district is located at the shore of the Bay of Bangkok, at the mouth of the Mae Klong River.

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Ban Laem Phetchaburi Province, Amphawa and Bang Khonthi of Samut Songkhram, and Ban Phaeo and Mueang Samut Sakhon of Samut Sakhon Province.

Off the coast are the sandbanks of Don Hoi Lot famous for its endemic shell population of "Solen regularis". The site is listed as a Ramsar wetland since 2001.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts ("Tambon"), which are further subdivided into 87 villages ("muban"). Samut Songkhram itself has town status ("thesaban mueang") and covers the whole "tambon" Mae Klong. There are further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

References

External links

* [http://amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=645&pv=59 amphoe.com] (Thai)


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