Khlong Lan District

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Khlong Lan

คลองลาน
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Coordinates: 16°12′13″N 99°19′16″E / 16.20361°N 99.32111°E / 16.20361; 99.32111Coordinates: 16°12′13″N 99°19′16″E / 16.20361°N 99.32111°E / 16.20361; 99.32111
CountryThailand
ProvinceKamphaeng Phet
SeatKhlong Nam Lai
Area
 • Total1,140.2 km2 (440.2 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total63,106
 • Density55.3/km2 (143/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code62180
Geocode6203

Khlong Lan (Thai: คลองลาน, pronounced [kʰlɔ̄ːŋ lāːn]) is the westernmost district (amphoe) of Kamphaeng Phet Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

The area was originally part of Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District, then named Tambon Pong Nam Ron. The tambon Khlong Lan and Pong Nam Ron were upgraded to a minor district (king amphoe) on 1 June 1977.[1] It was officially upgraded to a full district on 20 March 1986.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise): Mueang Kamphaeng Phet, Khlong Khlung, Pang Sila Thong of Kamphaeng Phet Province; Umphang, Phop Phra and Wang Chao of Tak Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into four subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 65 villages (mubans). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas. There are four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Khlong Nam Lai คลองน้ำไหล 26 19,634
2. Pong Nam Ron โป่งน้ำร้อน 9 9,119
3. Khlong Lan Phatthana คลองลานพัฒนา 20 23,699
4. Sak Ngam สักงาม 10 10,654

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอเมืองกำแพงเพชร จังหวัดกำแพงเพชร ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอคลองลาน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 94 (46 ง): 2234. May 31, 1977.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอคลองลาน อำเภอสุคิริน อำเภอตะโหมด อำเภอห้วยทับทัน และอำเภอปากคาด พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 103 (45 ก special): 4–7. March 20, 1986.

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