Amphoe Mueang Roi Et

Infobox Amphoe
name=Mueang Roi Et
thai=เมืองร้อยเอ็ด
province=Roi Et
coordinates=coord|16|3|12|N|103|39|12|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=493.6
population=153,567
population_as_of=2005
density=124.9
postal_code=45000
geocode=4501

Mueang Roi Et ( _th. เมืองร้อยเอ็ด) is the capital district ("Amphoe Mueang") in the western part of Roi Et Province, northeastern Thailand.

History

"Mueang" Roi Et is an ancient city. The area around the city was made into a district in 1908. In 1913 it was renamed from Pachin Roi Et to Mueang Roi Et. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=30|issue=0 ง|pages=1619–1620|title=แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2456/D/1619_1.PDF|date=October 19 1913|language=Thai]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Changhan, Chiang Khwan, Thawat Buri, At Samat, Chaturaphak Phiman and Si Somdet of Roi Et Province, and Mueang Maha Sarakham of Maha Sarakham Province.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 15 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 195 villages ("muban"). Roi Et is a town ("thesaban mueang") which covers the whole "tambon" Nai Mueang. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).Missing numbers are "tambon" which form the districts Changhan and Si Somdet.

References


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