Monday, September 21, 2009

Chumchon and Muban

While adding some websites of the subdistrict administration organizations (TAO) and municipalities to my XMLs, when I can find a list of the administrative villages (Muban) within the subdistrict I also add it. Insofar the website of the TAO Ban Khok (บ้านโคก), Khok Pho Chai, Khon Kaen province is nothing special, it includes a list of 8 Muban, and lists separately those completely under the TAO and those partially administrated by the TAO and partially by the subdistrict municipality Ban Khok.
Muban completely in TAO
หมู่ที่ 4บ้านนายาวBan Nayao
หมู่ที่ 5บ้านโสกใหญ่Ban Sok Yai
หมู่ที่ 6บ้านโนนคูณBan Non Khun
หมู่ที่ 9บ้านหนองทุ่มBan Nong Thum
หมู่ที่ 10บ้านหนองชมภูBan Nong Chomphu
Muban shared by TAO and Thesaban
หมู่ที่ 2บ้านโสกนาดีBan Sok Na Di
หมู่ที่ 8บ้านโคกสง่าBan Khok Sanga
หมู่ที่ 11บ้านนาวิลัยBan Nawilai
As this list lacked those Muban completely within the municipality, I checked the website of the municipality as well. And this includes a list of all the communities (Chumchon) of the municipality.
หมู่ 1บ้านโคกBan Khokชุมชน 1บ้านโคกพัฒนาBan Khok Phatthana
หมู่ 2บ้านโสกนาดีBan Sok Na Diชุมชน 2โสกนาดีSok Na Di
หมู่ 3บ้านโคกBan Khokชุมชน 3รวมพลังRuam Phlang
หมู่ 7บ้านโคกBan Khokชุมชน 4โคกนคร 2000Khok Nakhon 2000
หมู่ 8บ้านโคกBan Khokชุมชน 5สามัคคีSamakkhi
หมู่ 11บ้านโสกนาดีBan Sok Na Diชุมชน 6นาวิลัยร่วมใจพัฒนาNa Wilai Ruam Chai Phatthana
While I had seen lists of the Chumchon before, this is the first one where it is clear that the Chumchon correspond one-to-one to the Muban. I don't know if this is the general rule that at the creation of a municipalities the Muban become Chumchon - only for the city and town municipality the Muban loose meaning completely, but for a subdistrict municipality there are still the village headmen even for the Muban completely within the municipality. As I know hardly anything about the Chumchon I can only wildly guess here.

What is a bit confusing is the fact that the two lists give different names for two of the Muban - village 8 is either Ban Khok or Ban Khok Sanga, and village 11 either Ban Sok Na Di or Ban Nawilai. The DOPA village name list for Khon Kaen gives Ban Khok for village 8 (as in municipality list) and Ban Nawilai for village 11 (as in TAO list).

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