Laem Sing District

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Laem Sing
Amphoe location in Chanthaburi Province
Amphoe location in Chanthaburi Province
Coordinates: 12°28′54″N 102°4′25″E / 12.48167°N 102.07361°E / 12.48167; 102.07361Coordinates: 12°28′54″N 102°4′25″E / 12.48167°N 102.07361°E / 12.48167; 102.07361
Country Thailand
Province Chanthaburi
Seat Pak Nam Laem Sing
 • Total 190.8 km2 (73.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 30,790
 • Density 161.4/km2 (418/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 22130
Geocode 2206

Laem Sing (Thai: แหลมสิงห์, pronounced [lɛ̌ːm sǐŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand.


Laem Sing District was created in 1898, then named Phlio District. In 1909 the government allocated budget for the new district office, and they changed the district name to Laem Sing.[1] The district office was re-built in 1966 and 1996.


Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Tha Mai, Mueang Chanthaburi, and Khlung of Chanthaburi Province. To the southwest is the Gulf of Thailand.

To the southeast of the district is the estuary of the Welu River. It covers about 27 km2 of the shallow tidal water area, it contains extensive mudflats and mangrove forests.


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 65 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon): Pak Nam Laem Sing covers the same-named tambon, and Phlio covers tambon Phlio and Khlong Nam Khem. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Pak Nam Laem Sing ปากน้ำแหลมสิงห์ 16 9,220
2. Ko Proet เกาะเปริด 7 3,419
3. Nong Chim หนองชิ่ม 10 5,314
4. Phlio พลิ้ว 12 5,226
5. Khlong Nam Khem คลองน้ำเค็ม 6 1,555
6. Bang Sa Kao บางสระเก้า 5 2,230
7. Bang Kachai บางกะไชย 9 3,826


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