Khao Khitchakut District

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Khao Khitchakut
Khao Khitchakut National Park
Khao Khitchakut National Park
Amphoe location in Chanthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Chanthaburi Province
Coordinates: 12°48′16″N 102°6′53″E / 12.80444°N 102.11472°E / 12.80444; 102.11472Coordinates: 12°48′16″N 102°6′53″E / 12.80444°N 102.11472°E / 12.80444; 102.11472
Country Thailand
Province Chanthaburi
Seat Phluang
 • Total 830.2 km2 (320.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 25,940
 • Density 31.2/km2 (81/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 22210
Geocode 2210

Khao Khitchakut (Thai: เขาคิชฌกูฏ, pronounced [kʰǎw kʰít.t͡ɕʰā.kùːt]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand.


The area was separated from Makham District and created to be a minor district (king amphoe) on 1 July 1993.[1]

On 15 May 2007 it was upgraded to a full district.[2] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August, the upgrade became official. [3]


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Kaeng Hang Maeo, Soi Dao, Pong Nam Ron, Makham, Mueang Chanthaburi, and Tha Mai of Chanthaburi Province.

The important water resource is the Chanthaburi River, which originates within the area of the Khao Khitchakut National Park.


The district is divided into five communes (tambon), which are further subdivided into 46 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban). There are five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Chak Thai ชากไทย 8 4,149
2. Phluang พลวง 9 6,559
3. Takhian Thong ตะเคียนทอง 9 4,238
4. Khlong Phlu คลองพลู 10 5,828
5. Chanthakhlem จันทเขลม 10 5,166


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