Bang Saphan Noi District

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Bang Saphan Noi
บางสะพานน้อย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Coordinates: 11°4′30″N 99°26′30″E / 11.07500°N 99.44167°E / 11.07500; 99.44167Coordinates: 11°4′30″N 99°26′30″E / 11.07500°N 99.44167°E / 11.07500; 99.44167
CountryThailand
ProvincePrachuap Khiri Khan
SeatBang Saphan
Area
 • Total720.0 km2 (278.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total35,553
 • Density49.37/km2 (127.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code77170
Geocode7705

Bang Saphan Noi (Thai: บางสะพานน้อย, pronounced [bāːŋ sā.pʰāːn nɔ́ːj]) is the southernmost district (Amphoe) of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) Bang Saphan Noi was split off from Bang Saphan District on 10 June 1974.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 13 July 1981.[2]

Etymology[edit]

The name Bang Saphan Noi originates from the time of the building of the southern railway. The workers had to build two bridges north and south of the railway station which later became the center of the district. As this was the same structure as for the Bang Saphan railway station further north, they thus named the railway station Bang Saphan Noi (small bridge village), and subsequently the railway station of Bang Saphan was named Bang Saphan Yai (big bridge village).

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are Bang Saphan to the north, to the south the districts Tha Sae and Pathio of Chumphon Province. To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, to the east, the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (muban). Bang Saphan Noi is also the only township (thesaban tambon) of the district, which covers parts of the tambon Bang Saphan. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.     
1. Pak Phraek ปากแพรก 6 3,277
2. Bang Saphan บางสะพาน 10 7,354
3. Sai Thong ทรายทอง 11 7,200
4. Chang Raek ช้างแรก 8 9,673
5. Chaiyarat ไชยราช 6 7,470

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอบางสะพาน จังหวัดประจวบคีรีขันธ์ ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอบางสะพานน้อย (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 91 (96 ง): 1526. June 4, 1974.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอหนองใหญ่ อำเภอบ่อไร่ อำเภอพรหมคีรี อำเภอนาบอน อำเภอบางสะพานน้อย อำเภอนาดี อำเภอกงหรา อำเภอวังทรายพูน อำเภอธารโต อำเภอคำตากล้า อำเภอศรีนคร อำเภอด่านช้าง อำเภอพรเจริญ อำเภอวังสามหมอ และอำเภอลานสัก พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๔ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 98 (115 ก Special): 7–10. July 13, 1981.

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