Tha Khantho District

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Tha Khantho

ท่าคันโท
District location in Kalasin Province
District location in Kalasin Province
Coordinates: 16°56′24″N 103°14′40″E / 16.94000°N 103.24444°E / 16.94000; 103.24444Coordinates: 16°56′24″N 103°14′40″E / 16.94000°N 103.24444°E / 16.94000; 103.24444
CountryThailand
ProvinceKalasin
Area
 • Total393.6 km2 (152.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total37,293
 • Density94.7/km2 (245/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 ([Time in Thailand)
Postal code46190
Geocode4611

Tha Khantho (Thai: ท่าคันโท, pronounced [tʰâː kʰān.tʰōː]) is the northwestern-most district (amphoe) of Kalasin Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Nong Kung Si of Kalasin Province; Kranuan of Khon Kaen Province; Kumphawapi, Si That, and Wang Sam Mo of Udon Thani Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) Tha Khantho was established on 1 October 1962, when the two tambons Tha Khantho and Khok Khruea were split off from Sahatsakhan District. It was upgraded to a full district on 2 October 1965. Khok Khruea was later reassigned to Nong Kung Si District.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 59 villages (mubans). Tha Khantho is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers tambon Tha Khantho and parts of Na Tan. There are a further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Khantho ท่าคันโท 9 5,770
2. Kung Kao กุงเก่า 11 6,608
3. Yang Um ยางอู้ม 6 4,412
4. Kut Chik กุดจิก 11 5,457
5. Na Tan นาตาล 13 10,433
6. Dong Sombun ดงสมบูรณ์ 9 4,613