Si Sawat District

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Si Sawat
ศรีสวัสดิ์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Amphoe location in Kanchanaburi Province
Coordinates: 14°35′57″N 99°6′50″E / 14.59917°N 99.11389°E / 14.59917; 99.11389Coordinates: 14°35′57″N 99°6′50″E / 14.59917°N 99.11389°E / 14.59917; 99.11389
Country Thailand
Province Kanchanaburi
Seat Dan Mae Chalaep
Area
 • Total 3,295.9 km2 (1,272.6 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,700
 • Density 7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 71250
Geocode 7104

Si Sawat (Thai: ศรีสวัสดิ์) is a district (amphoe) in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ban Rai of Uthai Thani Province, Dan Chang of Suphanburi Province, Nong Prue, Bo Phloi, Kanchanaburi, Sai Yok and Thong Pha Phum of Kanchanburi Province.

Si Nakharin Dam

The district is dominated by the Si Nakharin Reservoir, which is part of Khuean Srinagarindra National Park. The 140 metre high Si Nakharin Dam was finished in 1980 and creates a 419 km2 impoundment of the Kwae Yai River. The dam has received criticism for being built on the Si Sawat fault line.[1]

Erawan Waterfall

To the south of the district is Erawan National Park, best known for its Erawan Waterfall.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 33 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Erawan covers parts of tambon Tha Kradan. There are a further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Na Suan นาสวน 4,119
2. Dan Mae Chalaep ด่านแม่แฉลบ 4,431
3. Nong Pet หนองเป็ด 2,430
4. Tha Kradan ท่ากระดาน 5,716
5. Khao Chot เขาโจด 3,770
6. Mae Krabung แม่กระบุง 3,234

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What if the wall was to break". The Nation. 24 January 2002. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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