Rasi Salai District

Amphoe Rasi Salai ( Thai: อำเภอ ราษีไศล ) (also Rasisalai ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the north of the province of Si Saket. The Si Saket province is located in the northeast region of Thailand, the Isaan.

Rasi Salai is about 39 kilometers from the provincial capital.


The neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Amphoe Phanom Phrai the province of Roi Et, Amphoe Sila Lat province of Si Saket, the Amphoe Maha Chana Chai and Kho Wang Province Yasothon, Amphoe Yang Chum Noi which, Mueang Sisaket, Uthumphon Phisai and Bueng Bun turn in Si Saket and Amphoe Rattanaburi in the province of Surin.

Air / Natural

During the hot season ( April to June ) prevails in Rasi Salai before dry and hot weather. During the winter it is cool. The rainfall is unevenly during the rainy season. Some years they stay out completely, resulting in periods of drought. In other years, falls so much rain that must be reckoned with flooding the used of agriculture land. Agricultural soil is mostly used for rice cultivation. This was lost in the past, many forest stands. In addition, there are many areas where the soil can not be used agriculturally, he is too sandy and dry. The total area is 171 050 Rai.

By Rasi Salai Maenam Mun, the greatest power in this district flows. He was not affected in the 1990s by a smaller dam in Rasi Salai and a large dam in the province of Ubon Ratchathani and since that time has lost much of its biodiversity. During the dry season the river dries out almost completely regular.


In 1997 the population was around 76 515 inhabitants, which increased to 2005 to 85 666 inhabitants. Of these, 43,008 residents are male and 42 658 female. The income per capita is 8,000 baht / year.

Most residents of Rasi Salai are engaged in agriculture. They cultivate rice fields, planting onions, garlic and chili as well as some varieties of fruits and vegetables. In addition, they make their money as workers in all kinds of service industries.

Many young people migrate for their education or to work from in the larger cities of the country. What remains are especially old residents as well as children and young people who are looked after by their grandparents at home while the parents work in the larger cities.


98 % profess Buddhism. Furthermore, there are believers of Islam and Catholic Christianity.


Rasi Salai has 59 schools and 5 further education institutions. 8 of the 59 schools are secondary schools, so-called secondary schools. There is a private school, which is also a vocational training center is coupled. In Rasi Salai district there is a public library and 106 public newspaper reading stations.

Health care

In Rasi Salai there is a hospital with a bed capacity of 90 beds, which can be enhanced in an emergency to 120 beds. In addition, there are three major health service centers and eleven overall health service centers (PCU = Primary Care Unit). There is a health center for education and prevention of diseases in the area of the hospital. Moreover, operated in 2006 four doctors of the hospital their own private practices. Rasi Salai has 5 pharmacies. Between 2005 and 2006, the number of practicing in Rasi Salai GPs was between seven and eight, mainly in the district hospital of Rasi Salai. In the health service sites, there are no permanent general or specialist doctors.

Among the most frequently occurring diseases between 2004 and 2005 include heart disease, cancer of all types and kidney disease. In addition, patients often come with dengue in health institutions. The number of accidents caused by traffic and transport was by this time at 37


There are two industrial production sites in Rasi Salai, including one for weatherproof shoes and the other for textiles.


Amphoe Rasi Salai is in 13 communes ( tambon) divided, which in turn in 190 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

There is a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Mueang Khong covers parts of tambon same name.

There are also 13 " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.

Note: The missing geocodes refer to the Tambon, from which today consists of Amphoe Sila Lat.