Si Thep District

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Si Thep
ศรีเทพ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phetchabun Province
Amphoe location in Phetchabun Province
Coordinates: 15°27′12″N 101°4′2″E / 15.45333°N 101.06722°E / 15.45333; 101.06722Coordinates: 15°27′12″N 101°4′2″E / 15.45333°N 101.06722°E / 15.45333; 101.06722
Country  Thailand
Province Phetchabun
Seat Khok Sa-at
Area
 • Total 810.0 km2 (312.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 63,300
 • Density 78.1/km2 (202/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 67170
Geocode 6706

Si Thep (Thai: ศรีเทพ) is the southernmost district (Amphoe) of Phetchabun Province, Thailand, located in the Pa Sak valley.

History[edit]

Higham reports of a 7th-century Dvaravati inscription from Sri Thep that states, "In the year...a king who is nephew of the great King, who is the son of Pruthiveenadravarman, and who is great as Bhavavarman, who has renowned moral principles, who is powerful and the terror of his enemies, erects this inscription on ascending the throne." A moat enclosed 4.7 square km, while the Khao Klang Nai structure dates from the 6th to 7th century. Prang Song Phi Nong and Prang Sri Thep were built in the 11th to 12th centuries.[1]:303,308–309

The district was created on December 13, 1970 as a minor district (King Amphoe) with territory from Wichian Buri district. It was upgraded to be Amphoe Si Thep on August 8, 1976.[2]

The ancient city of Si Thep was built in Khmer era. Prince Damrong found the area of the old city in 1905 when he visited Monthon Phetchabun. It is now the Si Thep historical park.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring district are (from the north clockwise) Wichian Buri of Phetchabun Province, and Lam Sonthi, Chai Badan and Khok Charoen of Lopburi Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 93 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Sawang Watthana covers parts of the tambon Sa Kruat. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Si Thep ศรีเทพ 15 10,465
2. Sa Kruat สระกรวด 17 15,731
3. Khlong Krachang คลองกระจัง 18 13,554
4. Na Sanun นาสนุ่น 20 11,011
5. Khok Sa-at โคกสะอาด 13 6,748
6. Nong Yang Thoi หนองย่างทอย 12 9,353
7. Pradu Ngam ประดู่งาม 8 3,024

References[edit]

  1. ^ Higham, C., 2014, Early Mainland Southeast Asia, Bangkok: River Books Co., Ltd., ISBN 9786167339443
  2. ^ amphoe.com