Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Municipalities in the 1970 census

Found in Wolf Donner's Five faces of Thailand on page 59 is a list of the municipalities with more than 30,000 citizen, as well as listing the numbers and the rules for the three kinds of municipalities. Using the spellings and translation from the book it says:
  • Thesaban Nakhon (city) - 3 entities. At least 50,000 inhabitants and a density of a least 3,000 per km².
  • Thesaban Muang (town) - 82 entities. At least 10,000 inhabitants and a similar density.
  • Thesaban Tambon (commune) - 35 entities. Established according to administrative needs.
The 10 largest municipalities by their population in 1970 were
3.Chiang Mai83,729
4.Nakhon Ratchasima66,071
5.Udon Thani56,218
6.Hat Yai47,953
7.Nakhon Sawan46,853
8.Samut Prakan46,632
10.Nakhon Si Thammarat40,671

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