Kamphaeng Saen District

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Kamphaeng Saen

กำแพงแสน
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Pathom Province
Coordinates: 13°59′2″N 99°59′38″E / 13.98389°N 99.99389°E / 13.98389; 99.99389Coordinates: 13°59′2″N 99°59′38″E / 13.98389°N 99.99389°E / 13.98389; 99.99389
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Pathom
Area
 • Total405.019 km2 (156.379 sq mi)
Population
(2017)
 • Total129,081
 • Density318.70/km2 (825.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code73140
Geocode7302
Kamphaeng Saen station

Kamphaeng Saen (Thai: กำแพงแสน, pronounced [kām.pʰɛ̄ːŋ sɛ̌ːn]) is the northwesternmost district (amphoe) of Nakhon Pathom Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

Kamphaeng Saen was a moated center of Dvaravati culture, dating from 410-870 CE, with the foundation of a Buddhist stupa identified.[1]:304

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Song Phi Nong of Suphanburi Province, Bang Len, Don Tum and Mueang Nakhon Pathom of Nakhon Pathom Province, Ban Pong of Ratchaburi Province, and Tha Maka of Kanchanaburi Province.

Kasetsart University's Kamphaeng Saen campus is in this district.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 15 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 202 villages (muban). Kamphaeng Saen is also a township (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of the tambon Kamphaeng Saen and Thung Kraphang Hom.

1. Thung Kraphang Hom ทุ่งกระพังโหม
2. Kratip กระตีบ
3. Thung Luk Nok ทุ่งลูกนก
4. Huai Khwang ห้วยขวาง
5. Thung Khwang ทุ่งขวาง
6. Sa Si Mum สระสี่มุม
7. Thung Bua ทุ่งบัว
8. Don Khoi ดอนข่อย
9. Sa Phatthana สระพัฒนา
10. Huai Mon Thong ห้วยหมอนทอง
11. Huai Muang ห้วยม่วง
12. Kamphaeng Saen กำแพงแสน
13. Rang Phikun รางพิกุล
14. Nong Krathum หนองกระทุ่ม
15. Wang Nam Khiao วังน้ำเขียว

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higham, C., 2014, Early Mainland Southeast Asia, Bangkok: River Books Co., Ltd., ISBN 9786167339443