Kaeng Khoi District
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Kaeng Khoi Railway Station
District location in Saraburi Province
|• Total||801.1 km2 (309.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
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.
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 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.
|13.||Cham Phak Phaeo||ชำผักแพว||10||5,849|
Geocode 14 is not used.
- สมภพ เจ้าเก่า (2010-04-03). "เมืองแก่งคอย ย้อนรอยสงครามโลก". Bloggang (in Thai).
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