Thung Tako District

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Thung Tako
ทุ่งตะโก
District
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District location in Chumphon Province
Coordinates: 10°6′37″N99°4′58″E / 10.11028°N 99.08278°E / 10.11028; 99.08278 Coordinates: 10°6′37″N99°4′58″E / 10.11028°N 99.08278°E / 10.11028; 99.08278
Country Thailand
Province Chumphon
Seat Thung Takhrai
Area
  Total 335.0 km2 (129.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  Total 23,535
  Density 70.3/km2 (182/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 86220
Geocode 8608

Thung Tako (Thai : ทุ่งตะโก, pronounced  [tʰûŋ tā.kōː] ) is a district ( amphoe ) in the central part of Chumphon Province, southern 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.

Chumphon Province Province in Thailand

Chumphon is a southern province (changwat) of Thailand on the Gulf of Thailand. Neighbouring provinces are Prachuap Khiri Khan, Surat Thani, and Ranong. To the west it borders the Burmese province of Tanintharyi.

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Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Lang Suan and Sawi of Chumphon Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

Lang Suan District District in Chumphon, Thailand

Lang Suan is a district (amphoe) of Chumphon Province, southern Thailand.

Sawi District District in Chumphon, Thailand

Sawi is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Chumphon Province, southern Thailand.

Gulf of Thailand A shallow inlet in the western part of the South China Sea

The Gulf of Thailand, also known as the Gulf of Siam, is a shallow inlet in the western part of the South China Sea, a marginal body of water in the western Pacific Ocean. The gulf is around 800 km (497 mi) long and up to 560 km (348 mi) wide, has a surface area of 320,000 km2 (123,553 sq mi) and is surrounded on the north, west and southwest by Thailand, on the northeast by Cambodia and Vietnam. The South China Sea is to the southeast.

History

The minor districts ( king amphoe ) was created on 6 September 1976, when then three tambons Thung Takhrai, Tako, and Pak Tako were split off from Sawi District. [1] It was upgraded to a full district on 19 July 1991. [2]

Administration

The district is divided into four sub-districts ( tambons ), which are further subdivided into 35 villages ( mubans ). Pak Tako is a sub-district municipality ( thesaban tambon ) which covers the tambon of the same name. There are a further three 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.Pak Takoปากตะโก53,987
2.Thung Takhraiทุ่งตะไคร85,640
3.Takoตะโก148,412
4.Chong Mai Kaeoช่องไม้แก้ว85,496
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