Wat Bot District

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Wat Bot
วัดโบสถ์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phitsanulok Province
Amphoe location in Phitsanulok Province
Coordinates: 16°58′49″N 100°20′0″E / 16.98028°N 100.33333°E / 16.98028; 100.33333Coordinates: 16°58′49″N 100°20′0″E / 16.98028°N 100.33333°E / 16.98028; 100.33333
Country Thailand
Province Phitsanulok
Area
 • Total 1,326.210 km2 (512.053 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 37,165
 • Density 28.0/km2 (73/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 65160
Geocode 6507

Wat Bot (Thai: วัดโบสถ์) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Phitsanulok Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

Tambon Wat Bot was separated from the Phrom Phiram District and created as a minor district (king amphoe) on 1 January 1948. It was upgraded to a full district on 6 June 1956. The present district office was opened on 4 July 1991.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Chat Trakan, Wang Thong, Mueang Phitsanulok, Phrom Phiram of Phitsanulok Province, Phichai and Thong Saen Khan of Uttaradit Province.

Wat Bot lies within the Nan Basin, which is part of the Chao Phraya Watershed. The Khwae Noi River flows through Wat Bot District.

Portions of Wat Bot are part of the Khwae Noi National Reserved Forest, which was recently made part of Kaeng Chet Khwae National Park.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 61 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Wat Bot covers parts of tambon Wat Bot, Tha Ngam and Thothae. There are a further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Wat Bot วัดโบสถ์ 10 7,978
2. Tha Ngam ท่างาม 13 6,267
3. Thothae ท้อแท้ 8 6,294
4. Ban Yang บ้านยาง 11 6,520
5. Hin Lat หินลาด 9 4,608
6. Khan Chong คันโช้ง 10 5,498

Temples[edit]

There are 34 active Buddhist temples in Amphoe Wat Bo.[2]

Transportation[edit]

The main roadway from Wat Bot to the rest of the province is Phitsanulok-Wat Bot Road.

Khwae Noi Dam project[edit]

Construction of the new dam was to have been completed in 2007 on the 60th anniversary of the king's accession to the throne. Among the areas to be irrigated by the dam's reservoir are Tambon Thap Yai Chiang of Amphoe Phrom Phiram, and the Thothae and Tha Ngam Sub-districts of Wat Bot. Construction of the dam was completed in 2008.[citation needed]

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