The? Rangsit City Municipality is located in Prachathibhat district,? amphur Thanyaburi , Pathumthani Province.? The area is a low flat plain, having RangsitPrayunsakCanal as the main water resource linking between Chao PhrayaRiver and NakhonNayokRiver.? The canal is 38.4 kilometers long with? 14 canal branches, 3 of which are in the area of Rangsit City Municipality.? The climate is generally similar to those of other provinces in central Thailand, which can be divided into 3 seasons namely hot season (February - April), rainy season (May - September), and cold season (October - January).? Average temperature is lowest at 20 degrees Celsius and highest at? 30 degrees Celsius.
The Rangsit? City Municipality has the area of 20.8 square kilometers, covering the whole area of Prachathibhat district; bordering Klong Luang? district municipality and Klong Sam district? administrative? organization? of Klong Luang? District in the north,? Beung Yeetho district? administrative? organization of? Thanyaburi? District in the east , Kukhot? Town municipality and? Kukhot Town? administrative? organization? of Lum Lukka? Amphur in the south, and? Bang Poon sub-district administrative organization of Muang? Amphur in the west.
During the year 1980 ? 2000, the population of? the RangsitMunicipality has increased rapidly, especially those in the range of working age.? The reasons for this increase are:
- The fast expansion of economy and industry.
- The newly emerged residential areas for people who go to work or study in Bangkok.
- The expansion of universities campus.
- The unregistered population who come to work or study in the area.
The number of registered population in Rangsit? City Municipality is 77,243 people.
Economy in the Rangsit City Municipality is a mixture of industrial, commercial and service sectors with only small amount of agricultural sector. Presently, the industrial, commercial and service sectors have continued to expand and replaced most of the agricultural area.
In the Present
In the past, Rangsit was the land of agriculture as many canals were dug to facilitate the agricultural industry.? However, this condition has changed since the expansion of the residential communities and commuters from Bangkok have moved to live in Rangsit and go to work in Bangkok during the day.
Moreover, the area between Paholyothin and Rangsit-Nakhon Nayok Roads is a commuting hub for people travelling to the north and northeastern parts of Thailand or crossing borders to other countries.
In addition, the Rangsit City Municipality is a place where important government agencies, organizations as well as famous universities and schools have expanded to in order to getaway from the crowded area of Bangkok.
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As a town municipality, the Rangsit ?Municipality has the responsibilities in accordance with the Municipality Act B.E. 2496 (1953) and additional responsibilities which can be divided into 2 sections namely compulsory and optional responsibilities as the followings.
Compulsory ResponsibilitiesOptional Responsibilities
1.Maintain orderliness among the people.
2.Create and maintain walkways and waterways.
3.Keep clean of the roads, walkways and public places.
4.Prevent and eliminate contagious diseases.
5.Provide fire extinguish devices.
6.Provide education for the people.
7.Encourage the development of women, children, senior citizens, and the disables.
8.Maintain arts, tradition, local wisdom and local culture.
9.Other responsibilities stated by law.
10.Provide clean water or water irrigation.
11.Provide slaughter house.
1.Provide markets, boat and ferry piers.
2.Provide cemeteries and crematoriums.
3.Encourage people?s employment and earning.
4.Provide and maintain places for protection and care of people with illness.
5.Provide and maintain hospitals.
6.Provide public reparation.
7.Organize necessary activities concerning public health.
8.Establish and maintain vocational schools.
9.Provide and maintain places for sport and physical education.
10.Provide and maintain public parks, zoos, and recreational areas.
11.Provide and maintain places for protection and care of people with illness.
12.Provide and maintain water drainage system.
13. Provide and maintain public toilets.
14.Provide and maintain electricity or other means of illumination.
15.Allowing the pawn service or local pawnshop.
16.Improve deteriorated areas, and keep clean of public spaces.Organize municipal commercial activities.