Don Tum District

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Don Tum

ดอนตูม
District location in Nakhon Pathom Province
District location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Coordinates: 13°57′38″N 100°4′53″E / 13.96056°N 100.08139°E / 13.96056; 100.08139Coordinates: 13°57′38″N 100°4′53″E / 13.96056°N 100.08139°E / 13.96056; 100.08139
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Pathom
SeatSam Ngam
Area
 • Total171.354 km2 (66.160 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total48,625
 • Density283.76/km2 (734.9/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code73150
Geocode7304

Don Tum (Thai: ดอนตูม, pronounced [dɔ̄ːn tūːm]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand.

Etymology[edit]

The words Don and Tum in Thai mean 'land at a slightly high elevation'. Due to this, the district has never had problems with flooding.

History[edit]

Mueang Tum was an ancient city of the Srivijaya kingdom. The first official district name of this area was Sam Kaeo. Later it was renamed to Kamphaeng Saen District.

The minor district (king amphoe) Don Tum was created on 1 January 1966, when seven tambons were split from Kamphaeng Saen District.[1] It was officially upgraded to be full district on 12 March 1969.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bang Len, Nakhon Chai Si, Mueang Nakhon Pathom and Kamphaeng Saen.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into eight subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 68 villages (mubans). The township (thesaban tambon) Sam Ngam covers tambon Sam Ngam. Each of the other seven tambons has a tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages
1. Sam Ngam สามง่าม 12
2. Huai Phra ห้วยพระ 8
3. Lam Hoei ลำเหย 15
4. Don Phutsa ดอนพุทรา 10
5. Ban Luang บ้านหลวง 5
6. Don Ruak ดอนรวก 5
7. Huai Duan ห้วยด้วน 7
8. Lam Luk Bua ลำลูกบัว 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 83 (1 ง): 9. January 1, 1966.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอสมเด็จ อำเภอสีชมพู อำเภอหนองบัวแดง อำเภอบ้านแท่น อำเภอดอนตูม อำเภอนากลาง อำเภอศรีบุญเรือง และอำเภอป่าติ้ว พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 86 (16 ก): 225–229. February 25, 1969.

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