Dan Khun Thot District

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Dan Khun Thot
ด่านขุนทด
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 15°12′35″N 101°45′57″E / 15.20972°N 101.76583°E / 15.20972; 101.76583Coordinates: 15°12′35″N 101°45′57″E / 15.20972°N 101.76583°E / 15.20972; 101.76583
Country Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Dan Khun Thot
Area
 • Total 1,428.1 km2 (551.4 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 126,253
 • Density 88.4/km2 (229/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 30210, 36220
Geocode 3008

Dan Khun Thot (Thai: ด่านขุนทด, pronounced [dàːn kʰǔn tʰót]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand.

History[edit]

The town Dan Khun Thot was built before the reign of King Taksin. It became a district in 1908. At the same time, the center of the town was moved from Wat Pho Chumphon to the west side of Ban Han School. The district was thus renamed Amphoe Ban Han. Later it was named Phan Chana, until it was again renamed Dan Khun Thot in 1914.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bamnet Narong and Chatturat of Chaiyaphum Province, Phra Thong Kham, Non Thai, Kham Thale So, Sung Noen, and Sikhio of Nakhon Ratchasima, Lam Sonthi of Lopburi Province and Thepharak of Nakhon Ratchasima.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 16 sub-districts (tambon). There are three townships (thesaban tambon) within the district: Dan Khun Thot covers parts of tambon Dan Khun Thot, Nong Krat covers parts of tambon Nong Krat, and Nong Bua Takiat covers tambon Nong Bua Takiat.

No. Name Thai name
1. Kut Phiman กุดพิมาน
2. Dan Khun Thot ด่านขุนทด
3. Dan Nok ด่านนอก
4. Dan Nai ด่านใน
5. Takhian ตะเคียน
6. Ban Kao บ้านเก่า
7. Ban Praeng บ้านแปรง
8. Phan Chana พันชนะ
9. Sa Chorakhe สระจรเข้
10. Nong Krat หนองกราด
11. Nong Bua Takiat หนองบัวตะเกียด
12. Nong Bua Lakhon หนองบัวละคร
13. Hin Dat หินดาด
14. Huai Bong ห้วยบง
15. Non Muaeng Patthana โนนเมืองพัฒนา
16. Nong Sai หนองไทร

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย ประกาศเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 31 (0 ง): 928–931. July 26, 1914.

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