Ko Yao District

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Ko Yao
Amphoe location in Phang Nga Province
Amphoe location in Phang Nga Province
Coordinates: 8°6′42″N 98°35′27″E / 8.11167°N 98.59083°E / 8.11167; 98.59083Coordinates: 8°6′42″N 98°35′27″E / 8.11167°N 98.59083°E / 8.11167; 98.59083
Country  Thailand
Province Phang Nga
Seat Ko Yao Noi
Amphoe established 1903
 • Total 141.06 km2 (54.46 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 13,155
 • Density 90.3/km2 (234/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 82160
Geocode 8202

Ko Yao (Thai: เกาะยาว, pronounced [kɔ̀ʔ jaːw]) is a district (amphoe) in Phang Nga Province in Thailand's south.


The minor district (king amphoe) Ko Yao was established in 1903 as a subordinate of Mueang Phang Nga District. On 1 January 1988 it was upgraded to a full district.[1]


The district covers several islands of the Ko Yao archipelago in Phang Nga Bay, near the island of Phuket. The two main islands are named Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi ("big long island" and "small long island"). The northern tips of the islands are part of Ao Phang Nga National Park.


The majority of the population are Sunni Muslims. The Muslim religion was introduced in the 13th century by Arab traders.


The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 18 villages (muban). Ko Yao itself has sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) status, which covers parts of tambon Ko Yao Noi. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
1. Ko Yao Noi เกาะยาวน้อย 7 4,833
2. Ko Yao Yai เกาะยาวใหญ่ 4 2,609
3. Phru Nai พรุใน 7 5,713
 Map of Tambon


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