Kosamphi Nakhon District

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Kosamphi Nakhon
โกสัมพีนคร
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Amphoe location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Coordinates: 16°37′54″N 99°20′54″E / 16.63167°N 99.34833°E / 16.63167; 99.34833Coordinates: 16°37′54″N 99°20′54″E / 16.63167°N 99.34833°E / 16.63167; 99.34833
Country  Thailand
Province Kamphaeng Phet
Seat Kosamphi
Area
 • Total 476.167 km2 (183.849 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 28,347
 • Density 59.5/km2 (154/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 62170
Geocode 6211

Kosamphi Nakhon (Thai: โกสัมพีนคร) is a district (Amphoe) in the northwestern part of Kamphaeng Phet Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

In Sukhothai Kingdom era, Mueang Kosamphi was a satellite city of the frontier city Mueang Chakangrao (Kamphaeng Phet), at same level as Mueang Nakhon Chum, Trai Trueng, Phan and Phangkha. Archaeological evidence of the ancient city was found in Ban Khlong Mueang, Tambon Kosamphi.

The minor district was separated from Mueang Kamphaeng Phet district and created on July 15, 1996.[1]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[2] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official .[3]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Phran Kratai, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet of Kamphaeng Phet Province and Wang Chao and Mueang Tak of Tak Province.

The water resource are the Ping and Wang Chao River.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 43 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas, 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Kosamphi โกสัมพี 25 17,627
2. Phet Chomphu เพชรชมภู 9 5,437
3. Lan Dokmai Tok ลานดอกไม้ตก 9 5,283

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอกำแพงเพชร จังหวัดกำแพงเพชร ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอโกสัมพีนคร (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 113 (Special 18 ง): 20. June 26, 1996. 
  2. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online. 
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007. 

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