Chana District

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Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Amphoe location in Songkhla Province
Coordinates: 6°54′51″N 100°44′26″E / 6.91417°N 100.74056°E / 6.91417; 100.74056Coordinates: 6°54′51″N 100°44′26″E / 6.91417°N 100.74056°E / 6.91417; 100.74056
Country  Thailand
Province Songkhla
Seat Ban Na
 • Total 502.98 km2 (194.20 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 97,095
 • Density 193.0/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 90130
Geocode 9003

Chana (Thai: จะนะ, Malay: Chenok) is a district (Amphoe) in the southeastern part of Songkhla Province, southern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Thepha, Na Thawi, Sadao, Hat Yai, Na Mom and Mueang Songkhla of Songkhla Province. To the northeast is the Gulf of Thailand.


Originally, Chana together with Palian, Thepha and Songkhla was one of four Mueang subordinate under the Mueang Phatthalung. When Songkhla was split off from Phatthalung and made a direct subordinate of Bangkok, Chana was then placed under Songkhla.

The location of the town was moved several times, so when it was made a district in the thesaphiban administrative reforms at the beginning of the 20th century the district office was located in present-day Na Thawi. However as the location turned out to be inconvenient it was moved to Ban Na. In 1917 the district was thus renamed to Ban Na after the central tambon,[1] in 1924 the name was changed back to Chana by the government to avoid confusion with the district Ban Na in Surat Thani province and Ban Na in Nakhon Nayok province.[2]


The name Chana is actually the Thai corruption of Chenok, its original name in Malay.


The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 138 villages (muban). Chana is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Ban Na. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
01. Ban Na บ้านนา 10 14,889
02. Pa Ching ป่าชิง 09 04,583
03. Saphan Mai Kaen สะพานไม้แก่น 8 06,109
04. Sakom สะกอม 9 07,795
05. Na Wa นาหว้า 12 07,256
06. Na Thap นาทับ 14 11,694
07. Nam Khao น้ำขาว 11 03,723
08. Khun Tat Wai ขุนตัดหวาย 9 02,831
09. Tha Mo Sai ท่าหมอไทร 11 06,210
10. Chanong จะโหนง 11 07,384
11. Khu คู 9 05,979
12. Khae แค 7 04,038
13. Khlong Pia คลองเปียะ 10 05,377
14. Taling Chan ตลิ่งชัน 8 09,227


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