Don Tum District

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Don Tum

ดอนตูม
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Amphoe 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
Country Thailand
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 (THA)
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 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 January 1, 1966, when seven tambon were split from Kamphaeng Saen district.[1] It was officially upgraded to be full district on March 12, 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 subdivided into 8 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 68 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Sam Ngam covers the complete tambon Sam Ngam. Each of the other 7 tambon has a Tambon administrative organization (TAO).

Nr. 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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