Prang Ku District

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Prang Ku
ปรางค์กู่
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 14°51′24″N 104°2′24″E / 14.85667°N 104.04000°E / 14.85667; 104.04000Coordinates: 14°51′24″N 104°2′24″E / 14.85667°N 104.04000°E / 14.85667; 104.04000
Country  Thailand
Province Sisaket
Area
 • Total 285.475 km2 (110.223 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 68,208
 • Density 238.9/km2 (619/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 33170
Geocode 3307

Prang Ku (Thai: ปรางค์กู่) is a district (Amphoe) in the western part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand. The district with the most arid province Si Sa Ket And drought-ranked Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Huai Thap Than, Uthumphon Phisai, Wang Hin and Khukhan of Sisaket Province, Si Narong, Sikhoraphum and Samrong Thap of Surin Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) Prang Ku was established on January 1 1961, when it was split off from Khukhan district. The district is named after Prang Samong, located in Ban Ku. On July 17 1963 it was upgraded to a full district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 141 villages (muban). Prang Ku is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Phimai and Phimai Nuea. There are further 10 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Phimai พิมาย 13 7,306
2. Ku กู่ 17 12,182
3. Nong Chiang Thun หนองเชียงทูน 19 9,439
4. Tum ตูม 11 6,193
5. Samo สมอ 17 7,522
6. Pho Si โพธิ์ศรี 14 5,519
7. Samrong Prasat สำโรงปราสาท 17 6,893
8. Du ดู่ 13 4,794
9. Sawai สวาย 10 4,082
10. Phimai Nuea พิมายเหนือ 10 4,278