(from the article `Thailand`) ...elected provincial assemblies have little power, but they serve as incubators for local politicians who may later be elected to the National ...
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Tambon (ตำบล, pron) is a local government unit in Thailand. Below district (amphoe) and province (changwat), they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of the 2009 there are 7255 tambon, not including the 169 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains 8-10 tambon. Tambon i...
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