Krong Pinang District

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Krong Pinang
กรงปินัง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Coordinates: 6°24′40″N 101°16′24″E / 6.41111°N 101.27333°E / 6.41111; 101.27333Coordinates: 6°24′40″N 101°16′24″E / 6.41111°N 101.27333°E / 6.41111; 101.27333
Country  Thailand
Province Yala
Seat Sa-ae
Area
 • Total 191.0 km2 (73.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 22,411
 • Density 117.3/km2 (304/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 95000
Geocode 9508

Krong Pinang (Thai: กรงปินัง) is a district (Amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand, established by the Royal Decree Establishing Amphoe Krong Pinang, Changwat Yala, BE 2547 (2004), which came into force as from October 8, 2004.

Etymology[edit]

The name Krong Pinang is actually the Thai corruption of Kampung Pinang (Jawi: كامڤوڠ ڤينڠ), its original Malay name means 'The Village of Pinang'. The word Pinang means Betel palm or Betel nut tree (Areca catechu) in Malay.

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) Krong Pinang was established on April 30, 1994, when four tambon were split off from Mueang Yala district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on October 8, 2004.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Raman, Bannang Sata, Yaha and Mueang Yala of Yala province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 23 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas, and 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Krong Pinang กรงปินัง 9 9286
2. Sa-e สะเอะ 5 5757
3. Huai Krathing ห้วยกระทิง 4 3334
4. Purong ปุโรง 4 4034

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอเมืองยะลา จังหวัดยะลา ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอกรงปินัง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 111 (42 ง): 20. May 26, 1994. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอกรงปินัง จังหวัดยะลา พ.ศ. ๒๕๔๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 121 (Special 60 ก): 1–2. October 7, 2004. 

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