Banphot Phisai District

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Banphot Phisai
บรรพตพิสัย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Sawan Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Sawan Province
Coordinates: 15°56′9″N 99°58′56″E / 15.93583°N 99.98222°E / 15.93583; 99.98222Coordinates: 15°56′9″N 99°58′56″E / 15.93583°N 99.98222°E / 15.93583; 99.98222
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Sawan
Area
 • Total 909.9 km2 (351.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 88,300
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 60180
Geocode 6005

Banphot Phisai (Thai: บรรพตพิสัย) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Nakhon Sawan Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

At first, the central tambon was Tambon Ta Sang. In 1910, the government moved the district office to the west bank of the Ping River in Tambon Tha Ngiew area and officially upgraded the district at the same time.

The name Banphot Phisai comes from the mountains in the district that look likes row of Prang.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Bueng Na Rang and Pho Thale of Phichit Province, Kao Liao, Mueang Nakhon Sawan and Lat Yao of Nakhon Sawan Province, and Khanu Woralaksaburi and Bueng Samakkhi of Kamphaeng Phet Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 117 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Banphot Phisai covers parts of the tambon Tha Ngio and Charoen Phon. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Ngio ท่างิ้ว 8 7,413
2. Bang Ta Ngai บางตาหงาย 7 6,963
3. Hukwang หูกวาง 4 4,446
4. Ang Thong อ่างทอง 6 4,190
5. Ban Daen บ้านแดน 9 7,189
6. Bang Kaeo บางแก้ว 8 5,603
7. Ta Khit ตาขีด 8 8,508
8. Ta Sang ตาสัง 11 7,284
9. Dan Chang ด่านช้าง 13 6,935
10. Nong Krot หนองกรด 15 11,737
11. Nong Ta Ngu หนองตางู 13 6,341
12. Bueng Pla Thu บึงปลาทู 9 4,221
13. Charoen Phon เจริญผล 6 7,470