Kanthararom District

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Kanthararom
กันทรารมย์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 15°6′24″N 104°34′12″E / 15.10667°N 104.57000°E / 15.10667; 104.57000Coordinates: 15°6′24″N 104°34′12″E / 15.10667°N 104.57000°E / 15.10667; 104.57000
Country  Thailand
Province Sisaket
Seat Kanthararom
Area
 • Total 664.21 km2 (256.45 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 100,370
 • Density 151.1/km2 (391/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 33130
Geocode 3303

Kanthararom (Thai: กันทรารมย์) is a district (Amphoe) in the northeastern part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1897, then named Uthai Sisaket (อุทัยศีร์ษะเกษ). It was renamed to Kanthararom in 1913.[1] In 1926 the district office was moved to Ban Khambon in tambon Dun.

Facilities[edit]

Kanthararom, (local name is shortened to read 'Kantarom') This typical agricultural market town, has developed rapidly since 2004. Probably as a result being located almost halfway on the main highway between Sisaket (provincial capital of Sisaket Province) and Ubon Rachathani (provincial capital of Ubon Rachathani Province. The Capitals being very large cities. Almost every type of small enterprise is represented in Kanthararom - also Hospital, Senior School - primary schools, Railway Station on main line between Bangkok and Warin Chamrap (immediately south of Ubon Rachathani) Banks, Post Office etc..

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Non Khun, Nam Kliang, Mueang Sisaket and Yang Chum Noi of Sisaket Province, Khueang Nai, Mueang Ubon Ratchathani, Warin Chamrap and Samrong. Located halfway on the main highway between Sisaket (provincial capital of Sisaket Province) and Ubon Rachathani (provincial capital of Ubon Rachathani Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 16 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 169 villages (muban). Kanthararom is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Dun. There are further 16 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Dun ดูน 10 9,506
2. Non Sang โนนสัง 14 7,195
3. Nong Hua Chang หนองหัวช้าง 12 7,757
4. Yang ยาง 12 7,180
5. Nong Waeng หนองแวง 10 6,188
6. Nong Kaeo หนองแก้ว 7 4,443
7. Tham ทาม 11 7,942
8. Lathai ละทาย 9 6,213
9. Mueang Noi เมืองน้อย 10 4,555
10. I Pat อีปาด 5 3,449
11. Bua Noi บัวน้อย 11 5,777
12. Nong Bua หนองบัว 7 3,914
13. Du ดู่ 8 4,134
14. Phak Phaeo ผักแพว 18 8,367
15. Chan จาน 15 8,313
20. Kham Niam คำเนียม 10 5,437

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Nam Kliang district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 30 (0 ง): 1536–1537. October 12, 1913. 

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