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Mueang Songkhla District

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Country  Thailand
Tambon  6
Time zone  ICT (UTC+7)
Area  171.9 km²
Province  Songkhla Province
Seat  Bo Yang
Muban  47
Postal code  90000
Population  163,329 (2014)
Mueang Songkhla District

Mueang Songkhla (Thai: เมืองสงขลา, Pattani Malay: ซิงกอรา) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.


Map of Mueang Songkhla District, Songkhla, Thailand


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Chana, Na Mom, Hat Yai and Singhanakhon of Songkhla Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

In the northern part of the district is Songkhla Lake.


The name "Songkhla" is a Thai corruption of Singgora, its original name, which means "the city of lions" in Malay. It refers to a lion-shaped mountain near the city of Songkhla.

Central administration

The Mueang Songkhla District is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 47 administrative villages (muban).

Local administration

There is one city (thesaban nakhon) in the district:

  • Songkhla (Thai: เทศบาลนครสงขลา) consisting of the sub-district Bo Yang.
  • There is one town (thesaban mueang) in the district:

  • Khao Rup Chang (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองเขารูปช้าง) consisting of the sub-district Khao Rup Chang.
  • There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Phawong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลพะวง) consisting of the sub-district Phawong.
  • Ko Taeo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเกาะแต้ว) consisting of the sub-district Ko Taeo.
  • There are two sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Thung Wang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลทุ่งหวัง) consisting of the sub-district Thung Wang.
  • Ko Yo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะยอ) consisting of the sub-district Ko Yo.
  • References

    Mueang Songkhla District Wikipedia

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