Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Local administration numbers October 2012

The Department of Local Administration (DOLA) has published the numbers of the various local administrative entities at the end of the fiscal year, i.e. October 1 2012. This thus includes all the municipal changes in the past fiscal year - the central administrative subdivisions are not part of this release, as these are under the responsibility of another department - and except a few new Muban there were no changes in those numbers anyway.
  • PAO (องค์การบริหารส่วนจังหวัด): 76
  • Municipalities (เทศบาล, Thesaban): 2266
    • City municipalities (เทศบาลนคร, Thesaban Nakhon): 29
    • Town municipalities (เทศบาลเมือง, Thesaban Mueang): 167
    • Subdistrict municipalities (เทศบาลตำบล, Thesaban Tambon): 2070
  • TAO (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบล): 5509
  • Special administrative areas (องค์กรปกครองส่วนท้องถิ่นรูปแบบพิเศษ): 2
Comparing to the numbers of last year (though the list was from DOPA then), the municipal numbers have changed - 2 new cities, 12 more towns, and 170 more subdistrict municipalities, and 184 TAO less. Though a few of the TAO were directly upgraded to towns, the two new cities were towns before, so there were a few more than 184 municipal changes this year. I am now waiting for the list of all the changes to be updated, I am not sure if the board meeting transcripts are complete or an already approved changed was not executed.


Anonymous said...

It is here.

Andreas Hörstemeier said...

Thanks a lot, so DOLA moved it to yet another new URL - it was at apt.htm, then apt.jsp and now index.jsp. And of course all the old version are still there - if those had been changed to a 404 I would have known that I have to adjust my website change scanner. Now that'll keep me busy over the long weekend...