Kabang District

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Amphoe location in Yala Province
Amphoe location in Yala Province
Coordinates: 6°25′39″N 101°1′9″E / 6.42750°N 101.01917°E / 6.42750; 101.01917Coordinates: 6°25′39″N 101°1′9″E / 6.42750°N 101.01917°E / 6.42750; 101.01917
Country Thailand
Province Yala
Seat Kabang
Tambon 2
Muban 19
Amphoe established 1991
 • Total 451.0 km2 (174.1 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 23,226
 • Density 39.3/km2 (102/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 95120
Geocode 9507

Kabang (Thai: กาบัง, pronounced [kāː.bāŋ]; Pattani Malay: กาแบ, pronounced [kāː.bɛː]) is the westernmost district (amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand.


The name "Kabang" is a Thai corruption of "kabae" or "kabe" (Jawi: كاب), its original name in Patani Malay language. Kabae or kabe is a kind of Rambutan tree.

The area of Kabang District was separated from Yaha District to create a minor district (king amphoe) on 1 April 1991.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 11 October 1997.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Saba Yoi of Songkhla Province, Yaha of Yala Province, and Kedah state of Malaysia.


Central administration[edit]

The district Kabang is divided into two sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 19 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Kabang กาบัง 08 13,626
02. Bala บาละ 11 09,600

Local administration[edit]

There are two sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Kabang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลกาบัง) consisting of sub-district Kabang.
  • Bala (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบาละ) consisting of sub-district Bala.


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