Thursday, July 11, 2019

New Muban, new municipality

I have neglected the blog for the past half year - kept myself busy with some other projects on Wikidata, but also not much happened with the subdivisions lately as politics was apparently preoccupied with the general election and coronation. Another reason which made it more difficult to keep up with the news is the fact that my automatic search within the Royal Gazette for interesting new announcements strangely fails most of the time, so i fact I did miss one change to report. And as before, the municipal changes from are still hardly accessible, the strange routing problem persists for several years already.

The following municipal changes were in discussion, and are now probably awaiting to be officially announced in the Royal Gazette. Additionally, the creation of one new administrative village (Muban) was announced - Mu 20 of Chiang Yuen subdistrict, Mueang Udon Thani district, Udon Thani province was created by splitting of area from Mu 1. The new village also got the same name as Mu 1 - Ban Chiang Yuen (บ้านเชียงยืน) [Gazette]. In a second announcement, the boundaries of Mu 1 and 14 were also adjusted [Gazette]. What is a bit odd at this new village is the fact that Mu 21 was already created in 2016, but the number 20 was not used at that time. I can only suspect that this new village was already planned at that time, but it took another 3 years to settle the boundary details and make the new village official.