Uthai District

Amphoe Uthai ( Thai: อำเภอ อุทัย ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the eastern part of the province of Ayutthaya. The Ayutthaya Province located in the central region of Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Amphoe Nakhon Luang and Phachi Ayutthaya Province, Amphoe Nong Khae Province Saraburi and Amphoe Wang Noi, Bang Pa In and Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya, in turn, from the province of Ayutthaya.


In the past, this county was first called Uthai Yai, he was in 1916 but renamed in Uthai.

Before the Kingdom of Ayutthaya was destroyed in 1767 by the Burmese, led Phraya Wachira Prakan ( later King Taksin ) a small group of soldiers on a campaign against the Burmese in the east. He could undisturbed reach the Burmese troops over to the area of ​​today's Uthai. In the morning, since he arrived here, he named the land Uthai what rising sun means.

Administrative divisions

Amphoe Uthai is in 11 communities ( tambon) divided in turn into 107 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

Uthai ( เทศบาล ตำบล อุทัย ) is a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district, consisting of parts of the tambon Uthai.

In addition, there are eleven " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.