Rasi Salai

ราษีไศล
District location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 15°20′25″N 104°9′14″E / 15.34028°N 104.15389°E / 15.34028; 104.15389Coordinates: 15°20′25″N 104°9′14″E / 15.34028°N 104.15389°E / 15.34028; 104.15389
CountryThailand
ProvinceSisaket
SeatMueang Khong
Area
 • Total504.9 km2 (194.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total82,333
 • Density163.1/km2 (422/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code33160
Geocode3309

Rasi Salai (Thai: ราษีไศล, pronounced [rāː.sǐː sā.lǎj]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Phanom Phrai of Roi Et Province; Sila Lat of Sisaket Province; Maha Chana Chai and Kho Wang of Yasothon Province; Yang Chum Noi, Mueang Sisaket, Uthumphon Phisai, and Bueng Bun of Sisaket; and Rattanaburi of Surin Province.

The main river of the district is the Mun.

History

The district was renamed from Khong to Rasi Salai in 1939.[1]

The Rasi Salai Dam was built here in 1994 and unofficially decommissioned in July 2000 following devastation of local farming villages as documented by Living River Siam.[2]

Administration

The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 190 villages (mubans). Mueang Khong is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of tambon Mueang Khong. There are a further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Mueang Khong เมืองคง 15 7,523
2. Mueang Khaen เมืองแคน 14 6,600
3. Nong Khae หนองแค 17 7,803
6. Chik Sang Thong จิกสังข์ทอง 10 3,999
7. Dan ด่าน 13 5,206
8. Du ดู่ 14 7,362
9. Nong Ueng หนองอึ่ง 17 8,594
10. Bua Hung บัวหุ่ง 18 6,822
11. Phai ไผ่ 12 5,334
12. Som Poi ส้มป่อย 17 7,188
13. Nong Mi หนองหมี 18 5,937
14. Wan Kham หว้านคำ 13 5,142
15. Sang Pi สร้างปี่ 12 4,823

Missing numbers are tambons which now form Sila Lat District.

Rasi Salai Dam
Rasi Salai Dam

References

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  2. ^ "Executive Summary of Rasi Salai Thai Baan Research" (PDF). Living Rivers Siam. Retrieved 29 April 2018.