Nong Chik District

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Nong Chik
หนองจิก
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Pattani Province
Amphoe location in Pattani Province
Coordinates: 6°50′40″N 101°10′43″E / 6.84444°N 101.17861°E / 6.84444; 101.17861Coordinates: 6°50′40″N 101°10′43″E / 6.84444°N 101.17861°E / 6.84444; 101.17861
Country  Thailand
Province Pattani
Seat Tuyong
Area
 • Total 231.5 km2 (89.4 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 69,510
 • Density 296.6/km2 (768/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 94170
Geocode 9403

Nong Chik (Thai: หนองจิก) is a district (amphoe) in Pattani Province, southern Thailand.

History[edit]

Nong Chik was one of the seven states (Mueang) into which the Pattani kingdom was split in the early 19th century to diminish the power of the often rebellious tributary kingdom. The capital was located in tambon Nong Mai (Yarang district). 1901 the district office was moved to Tu Yong, where it is still located today.

Due to the district office location in Tu Yong, the district was renamed to Tu Yong in 1917.[1] In 1938 it was renamed back to the historical name Nong Chik.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Mueang Pattani, Yarang, Mae Lan and Khok Pho of Pattani Province, and Thepha of Songkhla Province. To the north is the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 74 villages (muban). Bo Thong and Nong Chik are two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon). Nong Chik covers parts of tambon Tu Yong, while Bo Thong covers the complete tambon Bo Thong and parts of Bang Khao. There are further 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[3]
01. Ko Po เกาะเปาะ 3 03,432
02. Kholo Tanyong คอลอตันหยง 8 05,375
03. Don Rak ดอนรัก 7 05,025
04. Dato ดาโต๊ะ 5 02,706
05. Tuyong ตุยง 8 12,272
06. Tha Kamcham ท่ากำชำ 7 06,503
07. Bo Thong บ่อทอง 9 10,073
08. Bang Khao บางเขา 7 07,165
09. Bang Tawa บางตาวา 2 03,260
10. Pulo Puyo ปุโละปุโย 7 06,945
11. Yabi ยาบี 6 03,673
12. Lipa Sa-ngo ลิปะสะโง 5 03,081

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