Ko Chan District

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Ko Chan
เกาะจันทร์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Amphoe location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°25′3″N 101°20′4″E / 13.41750°N 101.33444°E / 13.41750; 101.33444Coordinates: 13°25′3″N 101°20′4″E / 13.41750°N 101.33444°E / 13.41750; 101.33444
Country  Thailand
Province Chonburi
Seat Ko Chan
Tambon 2
Area
 • Total 248.8 km2 (96.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 34,671
 • Density 139.4/km2 (361/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 20240
Geocode 2011

Ko Chan (Thai: เกาะจันทร์; IPA: [kɔ̀ʔ tɕān]) is a district (amphoe) in the province Chonburi, Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor district was created on July 1, 1997 by splitting the eastern part off from Phanat Nikhom district.[1]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[2] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official.[3]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Plaeng Yao, Sanam Chai Khet and Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province and Bo Thong and Phanat Nikhom of Chonburi Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 2 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 27 villages (muban). Ko Chan and Tha Bunmi are both subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) which each cover parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 2 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Ko Chan เกาะจันทร์ 15 18352
2. Tha Bun Mi ท่าบุญมี 12 16549

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