Phrom Phiram District

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Phrom Phiram
พรหมพิราม
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phitsanulok Province
Amphoe location in Phitsanulok Province
Coordinates: 17°2′0″N 100°12′7″E / 17.03333°N 100.20194°E / 17.03333; 100.20194Coordinates: 17°2′0″N 100°12′7″E / 17.03333°N 100.20194°E / 17.03333; 100.20194
Country  Thailand
Province Phitsanulok
Seat Phrom Phiram
Area
 • Total 832.67 km2 (321.50 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 89,163
 • Density 107.8/km2 (279/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 65150
Geocode 6506

Phrom Phiram (Thai: พรหมพิราม) is a district (amphoe) in the northwestern part of Phitsanulok Province, northern Thailand.

The district name means "the beautiful city of Brahma".

History[edit]

In 1972 historians explored the old city area of Mueang Phrom Phiram. They found remains of the city wall, Chedi basements and Sukhothai Celadon on the way of Phra Ruang road from Sukhothai in Tambon Si Phirom and Dong Prakham. As the road that continues eastward to Wat Bot and Nakhon Thai, the historians assumed it was the road for transportation between Sukhothai and Bang Yang.

Also King Trailokanat moved his troops passing Phrom Phiram to Phichai for the war with King Tilokaraj of Lanna.

The old location of Phrom Phiram was in Tambon Matum. It was created as Phrom Phiram district in 1895. The district office was moved to the right bank of the Nan River at Ban Yan Khat around 1950. When the government built the northern railway passing by Phrom Phiram district, the district office was then moved to Ban Krap Phuang (now named Ban Phrom Phiram), 500m from Phrom Phiram railway station. The district office was renovated in 1960. The present office was opened in 1976.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Wat Bot, Mueang Phitsanulok, Bang Rakam of Phitsanulok Province, Kong Krailat, Mueang Sukhothai, Si Samrong, Sawankhalok of Sukhothai Province and Phichai of Uttaradit Province.

Phrom Phiram lies within the Nan Basin, which is part of the Chao Phraya Watershed. The important water resource is the Nan River. The Khwae Noi River flows into the Nan within Phrom Phiram.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 119 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Phrom Phiram covers parts of tambon Phrom Phiram and Wong Khong covers parts of tambon Wong Khong and Matong. There are further 12 Tambon administrative organizations TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Phrom Phiram พรหมพิราม 15 15,075
2. Tha Chang ท่าช้าง 13 9,506
3. Wong Khong วงฆ้อง 11 10,625
4. Matum มะตูม 6 4,046
5. Ho Klong หอกลอง 7 4,759
6. Si Phirom ศรีภิรมย์ 12 7,777
7. Taluk Thiam ตลุกเทียม 8 4,662
8. Wang Won วังวน 10 3,783
9. Nong Khaem หนองแขม 10 5,773
10. Matong มะต้อง 11 9,301
11. Thap Yai Chiang ทับยายเชียง 6 5,551
12. Dong Prakham ดงประคำ 10 8,305

Infrastructure[edit]

Significant Settlements[edit]

Of the numerous villages that comprise Phrom Phiram District, those significant in size as to occupy multiple muban are as follows:

  • Ban Phrom Phiram
  • Ban Sapan Hin
  • Ban Grap Puang
  • Ban Yan Kat
  • Ban Huay Dang
  • Ban Mathong
  • Ban Khlong Khae
  • Ban Na Kum
  • Ban Khlong Mem
  • Ban Phai Ko Nam
  • Ban Wong Khong
  • Ban Yan Yao
  • Ban Hat Yai
  • Ban Nong Khaem
  • Ban Khlong Than
  • Ban Wang Mai Gaen
  • Ban Taluk Thiam

Radio[edit]

  • There is one radio station broadcast from Tambon Tha Chang, Siang Jaak Thahaan Reua (Sor. Thor. Ror. 8, Voice of the Navy). The frequency is 1170 AM.[1]

Flooding[edit]

In 2006, there were reported cases of leptospirosis among residents of Phrom Phiram, contracted due to the amount of standing water.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radio Stations in Phitsanulok Province, Thailand
  2. ^ Leptospirosis kills 31 in past eight months

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