Lan Krabue District

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Lan Krabue
ลานกระบือ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Amphoe location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Coordinates: 16°36′2″N 99°50′57″E / 16.60056°N 99.84917°E / 16.60056; 99.84917Coordinates: 16°36′2″N 99°50′57″E / 16.60056°N 99.84917°E / 16.60056; 99.84917
Country  Thailand
Province Kamphaeng Phet
Seat Lan Krabue
Area
 • Total 359.1 km2 (138.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 41,297
 • Density 115.0/km2 (298/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 62170
Geocode 6207

Lan Krabue (Thai: ลานกระบือ) is the northeasternmost district (Amphoe) of Kamphaeng Phet Province, central Thailand.

History[edit]

In the past the district area was covered by dense forests. Many wild animals visited salt lick areas inside, especially Water Buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Thus the people called their village Ban Lan Khwai (Kwai is Thai for Buffalo). Later more and more people moved to establish their new estate in the area, then the government upgraded the village to be Tambon Lan Krabue of Phran Kratai district.

It was made a minor district (King Amphoe) on June 16, 1977, when the two tambon Lan Krabue and Chong Lom were split off from Phran Kratai.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on July 16, 1984.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Sai Ngam, Phran Kratai of Kamphaeng Phet Province, Khiri Mat of Sukhothai Province, Bang Rakam of Phitsanulok Province and Wachirabarami of Phichit Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 67 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Lan Krabue covers parts of tambon Lan Krabue and Non Phluang, and Cong Lom the whole same-named tambon. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Lan Krabue ลานกระบือ 11 7,633
2. Chong Lom ช่องลม 8 5,536
3. Nong Luang หนองหลวง 14 8,994
4. Non Phluang โนนพลวง 8 4,414
5. Pracha Suk San ประชาสุขสันต์ 10 7,666
6. Bueng Thap Raet บึงทับแรต 8 3,123
7. Chanthima จันทิมา 8 3,931

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอพรานกระต่าย จังหวัดกำแพงเพชร ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอลานกระบือ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 94 (54 ง): 2549. June 21, 1977. 
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอลานกระบือ อำเภอดงหลวง อำเภอทรายมูล อำเภอแม่เมาะ และอำเภอบัวเชด พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 101 (96 ก special): 10–12. July 16, 1984. 

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