Ban Kruat District

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Ban Kruat
บ้านกรวด
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Amphoe location in Buriram Province
Coordinates: 14°25′18″N 103°6′0″E / 14.42167°N 103.10000°E / 14.42167; 103.10000Coordinates: 14°25′18″N 103°6′0″E / 14.42167°N 103.10000°E / 14.42167; 103.10000
Country Thailand
Province Buriram
Seat Ban Kruat
Area
 • Total 583.9 km2 (225.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 72,124
 • Density 123.5/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 31180
Geocode 3108

Ban Kruat (Thai: บ้านกรวด, pronounced [bâːn krùa̯t]) is a district (amphoe) of Buriram Province, north-eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1938 by splitting the single tambon Ban Kruat from Prakhon Chai District.[1] It was, at first, a minor district (king amphoe). In 1965 it was upgraded to a full district.[2]

Geography[edit]

The district is bounded in the south by the Dangrek Range. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Lahan Sai and Prakhon Chai of Buriram Province, and Prasat and Phanom Dong Rak of Surin Province. To the south it borders the province Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 122 villages (muban). There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon): Ban Kruat covers parts of tambon Ban Kruat and Prasat, and Talad Nikhom Prasat covers further parts of tambon Prasat. There are also nine tambon administrative organizations (TAO) responsible for the non-municipal areas.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Ban Kruat บ้านกรวด 26 9,838
2. Non Charoen โนนเจริญ 11 8,203
3. Nong Mai Ngam หนองไม้งาม 14 9,488
4. Prasat ปราสาท 13 10,341
5. Sai Taku สายตะกู 14 8,650
6. Hin Lat หินลาด 8 5,940
7. Bueng Charoen บึงเจริญ 14 6,489
8. Chanthop Phet จันทบเพชร 12 7,157
9. Khao Din Nuea เขาดินเหนือ 10 6,018

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