- 1913 - Prachun Ubon (ปจิมอุบล) renamed to Trakan Phuet Phon (ตระการพืชผล) [Gazette]
- 1917 - Trakan Phuet Phon (ตระการพืชผล) renamed to Khueang Nai (เขื่องใน) and Phana Nikhom (พนานิคม) to Khulu (ขุหลุ) [Gazette]
- 1939 - Khulu (ขุหลุ) to Phana Nikhom (พนานิคม) [Gazette]
- 1940 - Phana Nikhom (พนานิคม) to Trakan Phuet Phon (ตระการพืชผล) [Gazette]
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Historical district name confusion in Ubon Ratchathani
When I was adding references to the Wikipedia article on the district Khueang Nai, I noticed that it was historically named Trakan Phuet Phon, I took a look at the article on that district to check why the two had the same name. One historical name of it then made me check in detail - I just recently learned that Prachin is the Pali word for west, but Trakan Phuet Phon is in the east of Ubon Ratchathani. So looking at all the name changes of the two districts showed the problem.