Khao Yoi District

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Khao Yoi
เขาย้อย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Coordinates: 13°14′25″N 99°49′27″E / 13.24028°N 99.82417°E / 13.24028; 99.82417Coordinates: 13°14′25″N 99°49′27″E / 13.24028°N 99.82417°E / 13.24028; 99.82417
Country  Thailand
Province Phetchaburi
Seat Khao Yoi
Area
 • Total 305.648 km2 (118.011 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 37,697
 • Density 121.8/km2 (315/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 76140
Geocode 7602

Khao Yoi (Thai: เขาย้อย, pronounced [kʰǎw jɔ́ːj]) is a district (Amphoe) in the northern part of Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1897 and Luang Phromsan (หลวงพรหมสาร) was assigned as the first district officer. At first named Huai Luang, the district was renamed to Khao Yoi in 1903 due to the location of the district office.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Pak Tho of Ratchaburi Province, Amphawa of Samut Songkhram Province, Ban Laem, Mueang Phetchaburi, Ban Lat and Nong Ya Plong of Phetchaburi Province. The name of the district comes from the limestone hill called Khao Yoi which is just off the Phetkasem highway. The hill contains three caves, one of which has been converted to a cave temple with a notable reclining Buddha.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 59 villages (muban). The subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) Khao Yoi covers parts of the tambon Khao Yoi, Sa Phang, Bang Khem and Thap Khang. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal area.

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[2]
01. Khao Yoi เขาย้อย 07 6,873
02. Sa Phang สระพัง 04 3,296
03. Bang Khem บางเค็ม 06 3,834
04. Thap Khang ทับคาง 05 3,548
05. Nong Pla Lai หนองปลาไหล 05 2,692
06. Nong Prong หนองปรง 06 3,935
07. Nong Chumphon หนองชุมพล 07 4,605
08. Huai Rong ห้วยโรง 04 2,507
09. Huai Tha Chang ห้วยท่าช้าง 08 2,034
10. Nong Chumphon Nuea หนองชุมพลเหนือ 07 4,373

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