Kapong District

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Kapong
กะปง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phang Nga Province
Amphoe location in Phang Nga Province
Coordinates: 8°41′48″N 98°24′30″E / 8.69667°N 98.40833°E / 8.69667; 98.40833Coordinates: 8°41′48″N 98°24′30″E / 8.69667°N 98.40833°E / 8.69667; 98.40833
Country Thailand
Province Phang Nga
Seat Tha Na
Area
 • Total 588.793 km2 (227.334 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,963
 • Density 22.0/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 82170
Geocode 8203

Kapong (Thai: กะปง, pronounced [kā.pōŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in Phang Nga Province in south Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Phanom of Surat Thani Province, Mueang Phang Nga, Thai Mueang, and Takua Pa.

The forests of the district are part of the Khao Lak-Lam Ru National Park.

Administration[edit]

Kapong District is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 22 villages (muban). Tha Na has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers parts of the tambon Tha Na. There are four tambon administrative organization (TAO). Tambon Kapong is administered by a neighboring tambon.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.     
1. Kapong กะปง 4 1,785
2. Tha Na ท่านา 4 3,819
3. Mo เหมาะ 4 2,311
4. Le เหล 6 2,579
5. Rommani รมณีย์ 4 2,469
Map of Tambon

In literature and film[edit]

The district is the setting for the semi-autobiographical short stories of Ajin Panjapan about the four years, from 1949–1953, he worked there on a tin mining dredge. The stories were converted to film in the 2005 Thai movie, The Tin Mine (Maha'lai muang rae), directed by Jira Maligool.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maha'lai muang rae (2005)". IMDb. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 

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