Thap Sakae District

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Thap Sakae
ทับสะแก
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Coordinates: 11°30′0″N 99°37′18″E / 11.50000°N 99.62167°E / 11.50000; 99.62167Coordinates: 11°30′0″N 99°37′18″E / 11.50000°N 99.62167°E / 11.50000; 99.62167
Country  Thailand
Province Prachuap Khiri Khan
Area
 • Total 538.0 km2 (207.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 47,645
 • Density 88.31/km2 (228.7/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 77130
Geocode 7703

Thap Sakae (Thai: ทับสะแก) is a district (Amphoe) in the southern part of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The area of Thap Sakae was separated from Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan and Bang Saphan district. Due to its fertile land and sea many people migrated to this area and established 3 villages, Huai Yang, Ang Thong and Thap Sakae. When these villages grew bigger the government decided to establish Thap Sakae minor district (king amphoe) on March 1 1939.[1] It was officially upgraded to a full district on July 23, 1958.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring district are Mueang Prachuap Khiri Khan to the north and Bang Saphan to the south. To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, to the east the Gulf of Thailand.

The Huai Yang Waterfall National Park locates in this district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 65 villages (muban). Thap Sakae is also a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of the tambon Thap Sakae. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) covering the non-municipal areas.

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
1. Thap Sakae ทับสะแก 11 10,397
2. Ang Thong อ่างทอง 11 08,570
3. Na Hu Kwang นาหูกวาง 13 08,370
4. Khao Lan เขาล้าน 11 08,229
5. Huai Yang ห้วยยาง 13 08,239
6. Saeng Arun แสงอรุณ 06 03,840

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