Thong Saen Khan District

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Thong Saen Khan

ทองแสนขัน
Amphoe 5309.svg
District location in Uttaradit Province
Coordinates: 17°28′31″N100°20′1″E / 17.47528°N 100.33361°E / 17.47528; 100.33361 Coordinates: 17°28′31″N100°20′1″E / 17.47528°N 100.33361°E / 17.47528; 100.33361
Country Thailand
Province Uttaradit
SeatBo Thong
Area
  Total745.4 km2 (287.8 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
  Total33,042
  Density44.3/km2 (115/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 53230
Geocode 5309

Thong Saen Khan (Thai : ทองแสนขัน, pronounced  [tʰɔ̄ːŋ sɛ̌ːn kʰǎn] ) is a district ( amphoe ) in the southern part of Uttaradit Province, northern Thailand.

Thai language language spoken in Thailand

Thai, Central Thai or Ayutthaya or Siamese, is the sole official and national language of Thailand and the first language of the Central Thai people and vast majority of Thai of Chinese origin. It is a member of the Tai group of the Kra–Dai language family. Over half of Thai vocabulary is derived from or borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon and Old Khmer. It is a tonal and analytic language.

Amphoe Second level administrative subdivision of Thailand

An amphoe is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". Amphoe make up the provinces, and are analogous to counties. The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons,, or sub-districts.

Uttaradit Province Province in Thailand

Uttaradit is one of the northern provinces (changwat) of Thailand. Neighboring provinces are Phitsanulok, Sukhothai, Phrae and Nan. To the east it borders Xaignabouli of Laos. Uttaradit is 488 km north of Bangkok, and 238 km southeast of Chiang Mai.

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Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Phichai, Tron, Mueang Uttaradit, Tha Pla, Nam Pat of Uttaradit Province, Chat Trakan and Wat Bot of Phitsanulok Province

Phichai District District in Uttaradit, Thailand

Phichai is the southernmost district (amphoe) of Uttaradit Province, northern Thailand.

Tron District District in Uttaradit, Thailand

Tron is a district (amphoe) of Uttaradit Province, northern Thailand.

Mueang Uttaradit District District in Uttaradit, Thailand

Mueang Uttaradit is the capital district of Uttaradit Province, northern Thailand.

History

The minor district ( king amphoe ) was created on 1 July 1983, when four tambon were split off from Tron District. [1] It was upgraded to a full district on 21 May 1990. [2]

Administration

The district is divided into four sub-districts ( tambons ), which are further subdivided into 45 villages ( mubans ). The township ( thesaban tambon ) Thong Saen Khan covers parts of tambon Bo Thong. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Tambon central government unit in Thailand

Tambon is a local governmental unit in Thailand. Below district (amphoe) and province (changwat), they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of 2016 there were 7,255 tambons, not including the 180 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains eight to ten tambon. Tambon is usually translated as "township" or "subdistrict" in English — the latter is the recommended translation, though also often used for king amphoe, the designation for a subdistrict acting as a branch of the parent district. Tambon are further subdivided into 69,307 villages (muban), about ten per tambon. Tambon within cities or towns are not subdivided into villages, but may have less formal communities called chumchon (ชุมชน) that may be formed into community associations.

Muban Administrative village in Thailand

Muban is the lowest administrative sub-division of Thailand. Usually translated as village and sometimes as hamlet, they are a subdivision of a tambon. As of 2008, there were 74,944 administrative muban in Thailand. As of the 1990 census, the average village consisted of 144 households or 746 persons.

No.NameThai nameVillages Pop.
1. Phak Khuang ผักขวง149,198
2. Bo Thong บ่อทอง1412,287
3. Pa Khai ป่าคาย96,030
4. Nam Phi น้ำพี้85,527

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References

  1. ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอตรอน จังหวัดอุตรดิตถ์ ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอทองแสนขัน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 100 (109 ง): 2134. July 5, 1983.
  2. พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอห้วยผึ้ง อำเภอวังวิเศษ อำเภอคลองหาด อำเภอป่าบอน อำเภอหนองหญ้าปล้อง อำเภอวังโป่ง อำเภอควนเนียง อำเภอหนองหญ้าไซ อำเภอบ้านนาเดิม อำเภอทุ่งฝน อำเภอสร้างคอม และอำเภอทองแสนขัน พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๓ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 107 (83 ก special): 1–4. May 21, 1990.