Tuesday, December 29, 2009

DOLA municipality upgrades list

On December 15 the Department of Local Administration (DOLA) added the 2009 municipality statistics on their website. I noticed it a few days late since they kept the old page with extension htm and placed the new data on a new page with extension php.

Thus as of December 15 2009, there are the following numbers of local administrative units. [1.doc]
  • Provincial administrative organizations (PAO, องค์การบริหารส่วนจังหวัด): 75
  • Municipalities (Thesaban, เทศบาล): 2006
    • City (Thesaban Nakhon, เทศบาลนคร): 23
    • Town (Thesaban Mueang, เทศบาลเมือง): 142
    • Subdistrict Municipality (Thesaban Tambon, เทศบาลตำบล): 1841
  • Subdistrict administrative organization (TAO, องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล): 5770
  • Special administrative units (องค์กรปกครองท้องถิ่นรูปแบบพิเศษ): 2 (Bangkok and Pattaya)
A total of 7853 units.

The numbers for the subdistrict municipalities and the TAO differ quite a lot from those derived by the board meeting transcripts. I will give a more detailed analysis of these tomorrow by checking through the next two files from the website which list all the municipality upgrades.

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