Ban Na San District

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Ban Na San
บ้านนาสาร
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Coordinates: 8°48′2″N 99°21′51″E / 8.80056°N 99.36417°E / 8.80056; 99.36417Coordinates: 8°48′2″N 99°21′51″E / 8.80056°N 99.36417°E / 8.80056; 99.36417
Country  Thailand
Province Surat Thani
Seat Na San
Area
 • Total 839.3 km2 (324.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 68,345
 • Density 81.4/km2 (211/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 84120
Geocode 8412

Ban Na San (Thai: บ้านนาสาร) is a district (amphoe) of Surat Thani Province, Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Nopphitam and Phipun of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Wiang Sa, Khian Sa, Ban Na Doem, Mueang Surat Thani, and Kanchanadit.

The eastern portion of the district is within the Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range and is part of Tai Rom Yen National Park.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Lamphun District, once responsible for all of the southeastern part of the present-day province. Originally the district was divided into seven tambon: Ban Na, Tha Ruea, Kobkaeb, Thung Tao, I-Pan, Prasaeng, and Phanom. In 1899 the southern part was split off as Prasaeng District and Phanom minor district.

Originally the district was administered from Nakhon Si Thammarat, and was transferred to Chaiya (now Surat Thani) in 1906.[1]

On 29 April 1918 the district was renamed Ban Na, the site of the district office. On 1 July 1938 the district office was moved to Na San[2] and the district was renamed Ban Na San on 20 April 1939.[3] In the 1970s the district was reduced in size when the districts of Khian Sa, Wiang Sa, and Ban Na Doem were split off.

Administration[edit]

Ban Na San is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 65 villages (muban). There is one town (thesaban mueang) Na San, which covers the complete tambon Na San. Each tambon except Na San has a tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Na San นาสาร - 19,752
2. Phru Phi พรุพี 7 5,470
3. Thung Tao ทุ่งเตา 5 4,080
4. Lamphun ลำพูน 7 5,879
5. Tha Chi ท่าชี 6 4,444
6. Khuan Si ควนศรี 8 4,810
7. Khuan Suban ควนสุบรรณ 7 5,206
8. Khlong Prap คลองปราบ 5 3,877
9. Nam Phu น้ำพุ 6 5,308
10. Thung Tao Mai ทุ่งเตาใหม่ 8 5,974
11. Phoem Phun Sap เพิ่มพูนทรัพย์ 6 3,545
 Map of Tambon

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