Amphoe location in Trang Province
|• Total||973.13 km2 (375.73 sq mi)|
|• Density||64.7/km2 (168/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Kong Ra, Tamot and Pa Bon of Phatthalung Province, Khuan Kalong, Manang and Thung Wa of Satun Province, Hat Samran and Yan Ta Khao of Trang Province.
Originally named Yong Sata (หยงสตา), it was renamed to Palian in 1939.
The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 85 villages (muban). Tha Kham is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Tha Kham. There are further 10 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
Missing numbers are tambon which now form Hat Samran district.
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
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