Prakhon Chai District

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Prakhon Chai

ประโคนชัย
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Coordinates: 14°36′24″N 103°7′18″E / 14.60667°N 103.12167°E / 14.60667; 103.12167Coordinates: 14°36′24″N 103°7′18″E / 14.60667°N 103.12167°E / 14.60667; 103.12167
CountryThailand
ProvinceBuriram
SeatPrakhon Chai
Area
 • Total890.121 km2 (343.678 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total132,141
 • Density147.3/km2 (382/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code31140
Geocode3107

Prakhon Chai (Thai: ประโคนชัย, pronounced [prā.kʰōːn t͡ɕʰāj]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Buriram Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

NeighboUring districts are (from the south clockwise) Ban Kruat, Lahan Sai, Chaloem Phra Kiat, Nang Rong, Mueang Buriram, Phlapphla Chai of Buriram Province and Prasat of Surin Province.

History[edit]

The district was renamed from Talung (ตะลุง) to Prakhon Chai in 1939.[1]

In 1964, artwork depicting Buddhist figures, including Avalokitesvara, was discovered in Prakhon Chai. Originating from the pre-Angkor period, these figures reflect traditional Indian styles, as passed down through the Cambodian tradition of the Chenla Kingdom.[2]

Motto[edit]

The Prakhon Chai District's Motto is "The Best of culture, Prasat Muang Tam, Jasmine rice, shrimp ferment, The Bird park and People are kind."

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 16 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 199 villages (muban). Prakhon Chai is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Prakhon Chai. There are also 16 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Prakhon Chai ประโคนชัย 30 18,127
2. Salaeng Thon แสลงโทน 7 5,887
3. Ban Sai บ้านไทร 12 9,473
5. Lawia ละเวี้ย 13 9,789
6. Chorakhe Mak จรเข้มาก 18 11,519
7. Pang Ku ปังกู 14 9,938
8. Khok Yang โคกย่าง 9 4,371
10. Khok Ma โคกม้า 10 7,226
13. Phaisan ไพศาล 16 11,575
14. Tako Taphi ตะโกตาพิ 11 7,047
15. Khao Khok เขาคอก 15 9,797
16. Nong Bon หนองบอน 11 7,778
18. Khok Makham โคกมะขาม 7 4,182
19. Khok Tum โคกตูม 10 5,728
20. Prathat Bu ประทัดบุ 8 4,082
21. Si Liam สี่เหลี่ยม 8 5,622

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Phlapphla Chai district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  2. ^ Birmingham Museum of Art (2010). Birmingham Museum of Art: guide to the collection. [Birmingham, Ala]: Birmingham Museum of Art. p. 74. ISBN 978-1-904832-77-5.

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