Sawankhalok District

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Sawankhalok
สวรรคโลก
Amphoe
Statue of Sri Indraditya, the first king of Sukhothai Kingdom and Thailand
Statue of Sri Indraditya, the first king of Sukhothai Kingdom and Thailand
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Coordinates: 17°19′0″N 99°49′54″E / 17.31667°N 99.83167°E / 17.31667; 99.83167Coordinates: 17°19′0″N 99°49′54″E / 17.31667°N 99.83167°E / 17.31667; 99.83167
Country  Thailand
Province Sukhothai
Seat Mueang Sawankhalok
Area
 • Total 586.192 km2 (226.330 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 87,735
 • Density 151.7/km2 (393/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 64110
Geocode 6407

Sawankhalok (Thai: สวรรคโลก) is a district (Amphoe) in the northern part of Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Si Samrong, Thung Saliam, Si Satchanalai, Si Nakhon of Sukhothai Province, Phichai of Uttaradit Province and Phrom Phiram of Phitsanulok Province.

History[edit]

The district was originally the capital district of Sawankhalok province, which in 1932 was merged with Sukhothai province.[1] The new province was at first named Sawankhalok, but in 1939 was renamed to Sukhothai and its capital district moved to Sukhothai district.[2]

In 1917, the district was renamed from Mueang (เมือง) to Wang Mai Khon (วังไม้ขอน).[3] 1938 it was named Mueang Sawankhalok (เมืองสวรรคโลก),[4] which was changed to only Sawankhalok in 1939 following the province rename.[2]

Ceramics[edit]

The area is well known for its Thai ceramics of the same name, which flourished in the 14th century – 16th century CE.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 143 villages (muban). Suwankhalok is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers the whole tambon Mueang Suwankhalok. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[5]
01. Mueang Sawankhalok เมืองสวรรคโลก 09 18,051
02. Nai Mueang ในเมือง 14 08,327
03. Khlong Krachong คลองกระจง 09 05,092
04. Wang Phinphat วังพิณพาทย์ 04 000804
05. Wang Mai Khon วังไม้ขอน 11 01,778
06. Yan Yao ย่านยาว 12 08,767
07. Na Thung นาทุ่ง 12 05,307
08. Khlong Yang คลองยาง 12 07,139
09. Mueang Bang Yom เมืองบางยม 05 02,921
10. Tha Thong ท่าทอง 08 03,668
11. Pak Nam ปากน้ำ 12 06,982
12. Pa Kum Ko ป่ากุมเกาะ 14 07,991
13. Mueang Bang Khlang เมืองบางขลัง 13 05,038
14. Nong Klap หนองกลับ 08 05,870

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