Bo Thong District

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Bo Thong
บ่อทอง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°16′43″N 101°26′25″E / 13.27861°N 101.44028°E / 13.27861; 101.44028Coordinates: 13°16′43″N 101°26′25″E / 13.27861°N 101.44028°E / 13.27861; 101.44028
Country  Thailand
Province Chonburi
Seat Bo Thong
Tambon 6
Area
 • Total 781.6 km2 (301.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 45,547
 • Density 58.3/km2 (151/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 20270
Geocode 2010

Bo Thong (Thai: บ่อทอง; IPA: [bɔ̀ː tʰɔ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the province Chonburi, Thailand.

History[edit]

Bo Thong was originally a tambon of Phanat Nikhom district. On December 16, 1978 the minor district (King Amphoe) was created.[1] On March 16, 1985 it was upgraded to a full district.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ko Chan of Chonburi Province, Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province, Kaeng Hang Maeo of Chanthaburi Province, Khao Chamao and Wang Chan of Rayong Province, and Nong Yai, Ban Bueng and Phanat Nikhom of Chonburi again.

Khao Cha-ang (เขาชะอางค์) is an isolated limestone mountain standing on a plain in Bo Thong District. It is an important source of gold and antimony. Inside each mountain are various beautiful caves such as Tham Nam, Tham Khangkhao, Tham Laplae and Tham Mangkon.

Tham Khao Cha-ang Song Khrueang (ถ้ำเขาชะอางค์ทรงเครื่อง) It is a large cave with beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. This cave provides a habitat for a large number of bats.

Tham Khao Cha-ang Ha Yot (ถ้ำเขาชะอางค์ห้ายอด) It is also a big cave of stalagmites and stalactites. Inside it is divided into many small chambers.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 47 villages (muban). Bo Thong is a subdistrict municipality. (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bo Thong and Wat Suwan. That Thong is a subdistrict municipality which covers the whole same-named subdistrict. There are further 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[3]
1. Bo Thong บ่อทอง 09 13,509
2. Wat Suwan วัดสุวรรณ 07 06,185
3. Bo Kwang Thong บ่อกวางทอง 08 06,513
4. That Thong ธาตุทอง 09 07,500
5. Kaset Suwan เกษตรสุวรรณ 07 06,631
6. Phluang Thong พลวงทอง 07 07,850

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