Sichon District

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Sichon
สิชล
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province
Coordinates: 9°0′24″N 99°54′6″E / 9.00667°N 99.90167°E / 9.00667; 99.90167Coordinates: 9°0′24″N 99°54′6″E / 9.00667°N 99.90167°E / 9.00667; 99.90167
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Si Thammarat
Seat Thung Prang
Area
 • Total 703.1 km2 (271.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 83,981
 • Density 119.4/km2 (309/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 80120
Geocode 8014

Sichon (Thai: สิชล) is a district (amphoe) of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

The district is in the northern part of the province. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Tha Sala and Nopphitam of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Kanchanadit and Don Sak of Surat Thani Province, and Khanom of Nakhon Si Thammarat again. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

Namtok Si Khit National Park is in the district.[1]

In Sao Phao sub-district there is an approximately 1,500-year-old Hindu temple.[citation needed]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 106 villages (muban). Sichon itself has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers part of tambon Khanom. There are further nine tambon administrative organizations.

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.     
1. Sichon สิชล 10 14,957
2. Thung Prang ทุ่งปรัง 16 10,595
3. Chalong ฉลอง 10 6,374
4. Sao Phao เสาเภา 16 12,049
5. Plian เปลี่ยน 14 7,726
6. Si Khit สี่ขีด 12 9,109
7. Theppharat เทพราช 13 7,524
8. Khao Noi เขาน้อย 7 5,195
9. Thung Sai ทุ่งใส 8 10,452
 Map of Tambon

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Namtok Si Khit National Park". Department of National Parks (DNP) Thailand. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 

External links[edit]