Kaeng Khoi District

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Kaeng Khoi

แก่งคอย
Kaeng Khoi Railway Station
Kaeng Khoi Railway Station
District location in Saraburi Province
District location in Saraburi Province
Coordinates: 14°35′11″N 100°59′52″E / 14.58639°N 100.99778°E / 14.58639; 100.99778Coordinates: 14°35′11″N 100°59′52″E / 14.58639°N 100.99778°E / 14.58639; 100.99778
CountryThailand
ProvinceSaraburi
SeatKaeng Khoi
Area
 • Total801.1 km2 (309.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total88,921
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
18110
Geocode1902

Kaeng Khoi (Thai: แก่งคอย, pronounced [kɛ̀ŋ kʰɔ̄ːj]) is a district (amphoe) in the northeastern part of Saraburi Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1827 and called khwaeng Kaeng Khoi. The district office was in Ban Tan Diao. In 1897, the khwaeng was converted to an amphoe. The office of the district was moved from the Pa Sak River bank to the nearby Kaeng Khoi railway station in 1915.

Its name Kaeng Khoi comes from Raeng Khoi (แร้งคอย), that refers to 'vulture waiting'. Because the district in the past was the gateway to Dong Phaya Fai (ดงพญาไฟ) or Dong Phaya Yen today. The large rain forest is full of wildlife and malaria. Many people died while traveling here, so often the vultures gathered to wait to eat the corpses.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Phatthana Nikhom of Lopburi Province, Wang Muang and Muak Lek of Saraburi Province, Mueang Nakhon Nayok and Ban Na of Nakhon Nayok Province, Wihan Daeng, Mueang Saraburi, and Chaloem Phra Kiat of Saraburi.

The district marks the western end of Khao Yai National Park. In the southern part of the district is the Chet Khot-Pong Kon Sao Nature Study Centre, containing several waterfalls.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 14 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 116 villages (mubans). Kaeng Khoi is a town (thesaban mueang) and Thap Kwang a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon), both covering the same-named tambons. There are 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO) in the district.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kaeng Khoi แก่งคอย - 11,921
2. Thap Kwang ทับกวาง 10 14,991
3. Tan Diao ตาลเดี่ยว 11 9,487
4. Huai Haeng ห้วยแห้ง 12 6,947
5. Tha Khlo ท่าคล้อ 11 4,619
6. Hin Son หินซ้อน 9 3,535
7. Ban That บ้านธาตุ 5 1,807
8. Ban Pa บ้านป่า 10 9,028
9. Tha Tum ท่าตูม 4 2,130
10. Cha-om ชะอม 11 6,891
11. Song Khon สองคอน 11 6,180
12. Tao Pun เตาปูน 7 2,029
13. Cham Phak Phaeo ชำผักแพว 10 5,849
15. Tha Maprang ท่ามะปราง 5 3,507

Geocode 14 is not used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ สมภพ เจ้าเก่า (2010-04-03). "เมืองแก่งคอย ย้อนรอยสงครามโลก". Bloggang (in Thai).

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