Lahan Sai District

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Lahan Sai
ละหานทราย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Coordinates: 14°24′42″N 102°51′36″E / 14.41167°N 102.86000°E / 14.41167; 102.86000Coordinates: 14°24′42″N 102°51′36″E / 14.41167°N 102.86000°E / 14.41167; 102.86000
Country  Thailand
Province Buriram
Area
 • Total 735.0 km2 (283.8 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 70,825
 • Density 96.4/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 31170
Geocode 3106

Lahan Sai (Thai: ละหานทราย) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Buriram Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Lahan Sai area was originally part of Nang Rong district. The area was fertile and covered by dense forest, so people from neighboring districts moved to establish new village there. When the community grew bigger, the government created a minor district (King Amphoe) on January 1 1961[1] to make it more comfortable for the citizen to reach public services. The new district covered the tambon Lahan Sai and Pakham. It was upgraded to a full district on July 17, 1963.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Lahan Sai means plain fertile width Hog Deers (Axis porcinus).

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Ta Phraya of Sa Kaeo Province, Non Din Daeng, Pakham, Nang Rong, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Prakhon Chai and Ban Kruat of Buriram Province. To the southeast it borders the province Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia. The Sankamphaeng Range mountainous area is located in the southern section of this district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 95 villages (muban). Lahan Sai is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Lahan Sai. Ta Chong, Samrong Mai and Nong Waeng are subdistrict municipalities which each cover the complete same-named subdistrict. The non-municipal parts of Lahan Sai and the subdistricts Nong Takhrong and Khok Wan each have one Tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
01. Lahan Sai ละหานทราย 27 12,346
03. Ta Chong ตาจง 22 15,575
04. Samrong Mai สำโรงใหม่ 13 12,068
07. Nong Waeng หนองแวง 11 15,676
10. Nong Takhrong หนองตะครอง 12 08,011
11. Khok Wan โคกว่าน 10 07,149

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Non Din Daeng district and parts of Chaloem Phra Kiat district.

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