Hua Taphan District

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Hua Taphan
Amphoe location in Amnat Charoen Province
Amphoe location in Amnat Charoen Province
Coordinates: 15°41′48″N 104°29′30″E / 15.69667°N 104.49167°E / 15.69667; 104.49167Coordinates: 15°41′48″N 104°29′30″E / 15.69667°N 104.49167°E / 15.69667; 104.49167
Country  Thailand
Province Amnat Charoen
Seat Rattanawari
 • Total 533.0 km2 (205.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 50,524
 • Density 94.8/km2 (246/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 37240
Geocode 3706

Hua Taphan (Thai: หัวตะพาน, pronounced [hǔa̯ tā.pʰāːn]) is a district (amphoe) of Amnat Charoen Province, northeastern Thailand.


The minor district (king amphoe) was established on 15 August 1967, when the four tambon Hua Taphan, Kham Phra, Nong Kaeo, and Kheng Yai were split off from Amnat Charoen District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 17 November 1971.[2] In 1993 it was one of the districts which formed the new province, Amnat Charoen.[3]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mueang Amnat Charoen and Lue Amnat of Amnat Charoen Province, Muang Sam Sip and Khueang Nai of Ubon Ratchathani Province, and Kham Khuean Kaeo and Pa Tio of Yasothon Province.


The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 85 villages (muban). Hua Taphan is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Hua Taphan, Nong Kaeo, and Rattanawari. There are further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Hua Taphan หัวตะพาน 9 6,220
2. Kham Phra คำพระ 12 6,882
3. Kheng Yai เค็งใหญ่ 10 6,186
4. Nong Kaeo หนองแก้ว 10 4,396
5. Phon Mueang Noi โพนเมืองน้อย 12 7,086
6. Sang Tho Noi สร้างถ่อน้อย 13 8,111
7. Chik Du จิกดู่ 12 7,019
8. Rattanawari รัตนวารี 7 4,624


In Hua Taphan District, there are three schools: Anubarn Hua Taphan (primary school), Hua Taphan Wittayakom (secondary school), and Hua Taphan Vocational College.


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