Taphan Hin District

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Taphan Hin
ตะพานหิน
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phichit Province
Amphoe location in Phichit Province
Coordinates: 16°12′54″N 100°25′18″E / 16.21500°N 100.42167°E / 16.21500; 100.42167Coordinates: 16°12′54″N 100°25′18″E / 16.21500°N 100.42167°E / 16.21500; 100.42167
Country Thailand
Province Phichit
Seat Taphan Hin
Amphoe established 1937
Area
 • Total 468.9303 km2 (181.0550 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 70,573
 • Density 152.1/km2 (394/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 66110
Geocode 6604

Taphan Hin (Thai: ตะพานหิน, pronounced [tā.pʰāːn hǐn]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Phichit Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Thap Khlo, Bang Mun Nak, Pho Thale, Bueng Na Rang, Pho Prathap Chang, Mueang Pichit and Wang Sai Phun of Phichit Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) Taphan Hin was created in 1937 as a subordinate of Mueang Phichit District by putting together the sub-districts Huai Ket from Mueang District, Thap Khlo and Khlong Khun from Bang Mun Nak District, and Wang Samrong from Pho Thale District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district in 1940.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Taphan Hin covers the whole tambon Taphan Hin. There are a further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.[3]
01. Taphan Hin ตะพานหิน - 16,388
02. Ngio Rai งิ้วราย 08 06,369
03. Huai Ket ห้วยเกตุ 11 05,596
04. Sai Rong Khon ไทรโรงโขน 04 01,465
05. Nong Phayom หนองพยอม 12 07,147
06. Thung Pho ทุ่งโพธิ์ 07 02,062
07. Dong Takhop ดงตะขบ 10 03,499
08. Khlong Khun คลองคูณ 07 04,142
09. Wang Samrong วังสำโรง 07 05,977
10. Wang Wa วังหว้า 08 03,912
11. Wang Lum วังหลุม 10 07,203
12. Thap Man ทับหมัน 06 04,142
13. Phai Luang ไผ่หลวง 07 02,671

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