Kantharalak District

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Kantharalak
กันทรลักษ์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 14°38′24″N 104°39′0″E / 14.64000°N 104.65000°E / 14.64000; 104.65000Coordinates: 14°38′24″N 104°39′0″E / 14.64000°N 104.65000°E / 14.64000; 104.65000
Country  Thailand
Province Sisaket
Seat Nam Om
Area
 • Total 1,236.6 km2 (477.5 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 209,448
 • Density 160.5/km2 (416/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 33110
Geocode 3304

Kantharalak (Thai: กันทรลักษ์) is a district (Amphoe) in the southeastern part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The old name of Kantharalak was Mueang Uthumphon Phisai, controlled by Mueang Khukhan. The central office was located Ban Kan Tuat, Tambon Uthumphon Phisai (not to be confused with later-day Uthumphon Phisai District.) The present office district is located at Tambon Nam Om.

In 1939 the district was renamed from Nam Om to Kantharalak.[1]

Etymology[edit]

Kanthara (กันทร) means cliff, lak (ลักษ์/ลักขะ) means sign.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Khun Han, Si Rattana, Benchalak of Sisaket Province, Thung Si Udom, Nam Khun of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia.

The Khao Phra Wihan National Park office is located in the district, while the main attraction of the park - the Khmer ruins of Prasat Preah Vihear - is located across the boundary in Cambodia.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 20 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 273 villages (muban). Kantharalak itself is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of the tambon Nam Om and Nong Ya Lat. There are further 20 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Bueng Malu บึงมะลู 18 14,553
2. Kut Salao กุดเสลา 16 9,882
3. Mueang เมือง 9 6,758
5. Sang Mek สังเม็ก 18 13,296
6. Nam Om น้ำอ้อม 16 17,413
7. Lalai ละลาย 12 7,271
8. Rung รุง 10 7,293
9. Trakat ตระกาจ 12 8,005
11. Chan Yai จานใหญ่ 16 9,999
12. Phu Ngoen ภูเงิน 19 12,445
13. Cham ชำ 8 5,338
14. Krachaeng กระแชง 19 16,469
15. Non Samran โนนสำราญ 11 6,458
16. Nong Ya Lat หนองหญ้าลาด 16 14,905
19. Sao Thong Chai เสาธงชัย 17 9,691
20. Khanun ขนุน 15 9,867
21. Suan Kluai สวนกล้วย 12 7,171
23. Wiang Nuea เวียงเหนือ 8 5,601
24. Thung Yai ทุ่งใหญ่ 15 11,562
25. Phu Pha Mok ภูผาหมอก 6 4,450

Missing numbers belong to tambon which now form Benchalak district.

References[edit]

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

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