Chai Buri District
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
|• Total||440.7 km2 (170.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||53.0/km2 (137/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
The district is in the south of the province. The main river is the Khlong Thorom, which crosses the district from south to north.
At the boundary to Plai Phraya is the Khlong Phraya Wildlife Sanctuary.
On 5 June 1981 the minor district (king amphoe) Chai Buri was created by splitting off the tambon Song Phraek and Chai Buri from the Phrasaeng District. The name was chosen in honor of Khun Chai Buri, the first district officer of Phrasaeng.
The minor district started operation on 10 September 1981 with a temporary office in a sermon hall of the temple, Wat Samai Suwan, tambon Song Phraek. Wisut Tansutthiwanit became the first leader of the mior district. In 1983 the ministry of interior had chosen two plots of land for the district office building, one in tambon Song Phraek and one in tambon Chai Buri. Though originally the first location was the preferred one, the leader of the minor district, Napha Kanchonkirana, recommended the second site, as the first was prone to flooding and was also not at the center of the district. In July 1984 the office building in tambon Chai Buri was opened.
On 4 July 1994 the minor district was elevated to a district (amphoe). Niphan Chonwit became the first district officer.
The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambon), which are further sub-divided into 37 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas. Each of the tambon is administered by a tambon administrative organization (TAO).
- ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอพระแสง จังหวัดสุราษฎร์ธานี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอชัยบุรี (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 94 (42 ง): 754. March 17, 1981.
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเปือยน้อย ... และอำเภอศรีวิไล พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 111 (21 ก): 32–35. June 3, 1994.
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