Thursday, February 7, 2008

Population statistics as of December 2007

The Department of provincial administration (DOPA) has just put the population statistics for the year 2007 on their website. The table I use most is the data down to for each single subdistrict, with the municipal areas listed separately.

The data add some new municipalities (thesaban) I did not had in my spreadsheet yet, but by far not all to come to the official number of 1,276 as listed in the global data PDF. Most of the newly listed municipalities have not yet been announced in the Royal Gazette - but there are also a few which have been announced already but still are not in population statistics, for example Kut Nok Plao in Saraburi. Below is the list of all new municipalities I find with these population statistics:
  • Prasat Thong, Chiang Rak Noi, Bang Krasan, Bang Nom Kho and Sam Ko, Ayutthaya
  • Khlong Lan Phatthana and Thep Nakhon, Kamphaeng Phet
  • Sawathi, Khon Kaen
  • Di Lang, Tha Sala and Khao Sam Yot, Lopburi
  • Lam Nang Kaeo, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Thong Nian and Thi Wang, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Hat Kham and Pho Chai, Nong Khai
  • Tha Wang Thong, Phayao
  • Noen Pho, Phichit
  • Ban Yaeng, Sai Yoi and Phan Sao, Phitsanulok
  • Ratsada, Rawai and Wichit, Phuket
  • Chang Sai, Surat Thani
  • Mai Ngam, Tak
  • Kham Yai, Ubon Ratchathani
  • Pa Kho, Udon Thani
  • Pha Chuk, Uttaradit
There are also two municipalities which were renamed.
  • In Nan, Lae was renamed to Thung Chang
  • In Songkhla, Phang La was renamed to Khlong Ngae
Another odd thing - in the above mentioned PDF the population number is quoted as 62,828,706 as of December 2007, while these population statistics give 63,038,247 as of December 2007. Apparently there are different ways of counting involved.

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