Ban Dan Lan Hoi District

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Ban Dan Lan Hoi
บ้านด่านลานหอย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Coordinates: 17°0′22″N 99°34′29″E / 17.00611°N 99.57472°E / 17.00611; 99.57472Coordinates: 17°0′22″N 99°34′29″E / 17.00611°N 99.57472°E / 17.00611; 99.57472
Country  Thailand
Province Sukhothai
Area
 • Total 1,018.11 km2 (393.09 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 42,074
 • Density 41.3/km2 (107/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 64140
Geocode 6402

Ban Dan Lan Hoi (Thai: บ้านด่านลานหอย) is a district (Amphoe) in the western part of Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

In the Sukhothai era, the district area was the western camp of Patrol soldiers. The village located nearby the camp was called Ban Lan Khoi (บ้านลานคอย). The pronunciation changed with time to the present-day Ban Lan Hoi.

In the Rattanakosin era, the Interior ministry created a new subdistrict (Tambon) named Ban Dan. It was upgraded to a minor district (King Amphoe) under Mueang Sukhothai district in 1909. The district office was moved to Tambon Lan Hoi in 1916. When the Charot Withi Thong road, connecting Sukhothai with Tak was finished, they moved the office to Tambon Ban Dan again. In 1939 the district was renamed from Lan Hoi to Ban Dan Lan Hoi.[1] In 1973 the government upgraded the minor district to a full district.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Thung Saliam, Si Samrong, Mueang Sukhothai, Khiri Mat of Sukhothai Province, Phran Kratai of Kamphaeng Phet Province, Mueang Tak, Ban Tak, of Tak Province and Thoen of Lampang Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 70 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Lan Hoi covers parts of the tambon Lan Hoi. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Lan Hoi ลานหอย 10 7,559
2. Ban Dan บ้านด่าน 14 5,791
3. Wang Takhro วังตะคร้อ 9 5,307
4. Wang Nam Khao วังน้ำขาว 17 8,934
5. Taling Chan ตลิ่งชัน 10 9,337
6. Nong Ya Plong หนองหญ้าปล้อง 10 5,146
7. Wang Luek วังลึก 8 3,957

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References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.