Laem Ngop District
Amphoe location in Trat Province
|• Total||154.0 km2 (59.5 sq mi)|
|• Density||116.1/km2 (301/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
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.
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).
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
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