Laem Ngop District

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Laem Ngop
แหลมงอบ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Trat Province
Amphoe location in Trat Province
Coordinates: 12°10′18″N 102°23′36″E / 12.17167°N 102.39333°E / 12.17167; 102.39333Coordinates: 12°10′18″N 102°23′36″E / 12.17167°N 102.39333°E / 12.17167; 102.39333
Country  Thailand
Province Trat
Seat Laem Ngop
Area
 • Total 154.0 km2 (59.5 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 17,874
 • Density 116.1/km2 (301/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 23120
Geocode 2305

Laem Ngop (Thai: แหลมงอบ) is a district (Amphoe) of Trat Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1897 named Ko Chang district. The district office was located in Ban Dan Kao on Ko Chang. The district controlled all islands in Trat province. As the district office was located on an island, it was not convenient for most of people on mainland, thus the government moved the office to Ban Laem Ngop but still keep the district name. Later in 1939 the district name was changed according to the location of district office.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khlung of Chanthaburi province, Khao Saming, Mueang Trat of Trat province and the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 25 villages (muban). There are two township (thesaban tambon) - Laem Ngop covers parts of the tambon Laem Ngop, and Nam Chiao the complete tambon Nam Chiao. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Laem Ngop แหลมงอบ
2. Nam Chiao น้ำเชี่ยว
3. Bang Pit บางปิด
7. Khlong Yai คลองใหญ่

Missing numbers now for the districts Ko Kut and Ko Chang.

References[edit]

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

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