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Talk:Ko Chang (Southern Thailand)

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Name of Ko Chang[edit]


I've been trying to find out what the article name of Ko Chang (Ranong) should be. There are two Ko Chang in Thailand and both are islands at the same level of the geographical hierarchy. Ko Chang is much more famous than Ko Chang (Ranong), so it gets the name. But then what name should the other island have? I checked the naming conventions for it, and it states the following: "If two places are on the same level of the geographical hierarchy (e.g. both are cities), put the country of each in parentheses after their names." Well, this doesn't really make sense as both are in Thailand. So what now? I could use the highest level of geographical hierarchy available where both are different, which would make the article name Ko Chang (Southern Thailand). But Southern Thailand is an "invention" of Wikitravel, there is no administative subdivision in Thailand called that. Another option could be to use the lowest level of geographical hierarchy, which would make the article Ko Chang (Northern Andaman Coast), but again, this is not an existing subdivision. The last option would be to use the current name or Ko Chang (Ranong Province), but this is also odd as we don't have an article about the province of Ranong on Wikitravel. --globe-trotter 02:56, 17 September 2011 (EDT)

I would go with our hierarchy and rename it Ko Chang (Southern Thailand).--burmesedays 03:47, 17 September 2011 (EDT)



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