Kanchanadit District

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Kanchanadit
กาญจนดิษฐ์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Coordinates: 9°09′56″N 99°28′16″E / 9.16556°N 99.47111°E / 9.16556; 99.47111Coordinates: 9°09′56″N 99°28′16″E / 9.16556°N 99.47111°E / 9.16556; 99.47111
Country  Thailand
Province Surat Thani
Seat Ka Dae
Area
 • Total 879.0 km2 (339.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 103,942
 • Density 109.8/km2 (284/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 84160
Geocode 8402

Kanchanadit (Thai: กาญจนดิษฐ์) is a district (amphoe) in Surat Thani Province, south Thailand.

History[edit]

Originally the town was named Thathong (ท่าทอง) and was on the shore of Khlong Thathong Mai (named Khlong Tha Phechon at that time). During the reign of King Nangklao (Rama III) the town was moved because its location was malaria-infested, and renamed to Kanchanadit. It was a provincial town (mueang) under the control of Nakhon Si Thammarat. During the reign of Rama IV it was put under the supervision of Bangkok directly. In 1899 the province was merged with Chaiya and was thus reduced to amphoe status.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district is in the eastern part of the province. It stretches from the coast to Bandon Bay of the Gulf of Thailand in the north, the low river valley of the Tapi River to the west, and the Nakhon Si Thammarat mountain range in the south and west. Tai Rom Yen National Park was created on 31 December 1991, protecting the forested hills of that mountain range. The main river in the district is the Thathong River, which empties into the Tapi estuary.

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Don Sak, Sichon, and Nopphitam of Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Ban Na San and Mueang Surat Thani.

The main road through the district is Thailand Route 401, which connects Kanchanadit with the town of Surat Thani. Thailand Route 44 begins at Route 401 and runs to the southwest as part of a land bridge across the Malay Peninsula.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

Kanchanadit district office
Wat Pha Na Tuayang

The district Kanchanadit is subdivided into 13 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 117 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Tha Thong Mai ท่าทองใหม่ 05 11,500
02. Tha Thong ท่าทอง 09 05,617
03. Kadae กะแดะ 09 09,492
04. Thung Kong ทุ่งกง 05 05,100
05. Krut กรูด 10 09,695
06. Chang Sai ช้างซ้าย 12 10,763
07. Phlai Wat พลายวาส 09 06,826
08. Pa Ron ป่าร่อน 09 07,647
09. Takhian Thong ตะเคียนทอง 07 06,373
10. Chang Khwa ช้างขวา 14 10,075
11. Tha U-thae ท่าอุแท 13 10,442
12. Thung Rang ทุ่งรัง 05 04,193
13. Khlong Sa คลองสระ 10 06,219

Local administration[edit]

There are 5 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Kanchanadit (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลกาญจนดิษฐ์) consisting of the complete subdistrict Kadae.
  • Tha Thong Mai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลท่าทองใหม่) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Tha Thong Mai.
  • Chang Sai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลช้างซ้าย) consisting of the complete subdistrict Chang Sai.
  • Krut (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลกรูด) consisting of the complete subdistrict Krut.
  • Chang Khwa (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลช้างขวา) consisting of the complete subdistrict Chang Khwa.

There are 9 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Tha Thong Mai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าทองใหม่) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Tha Thong Mai.
  • Tha Thong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าทอง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Tha Thong.
  • Thung Kong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลทุ่งกง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Thung Kong.
  • Phlai Wat (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลพลายวาส) consisting of the complete subdistrict Phlai Wat.
  • Pa Ron (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลป่าร่อน) consisting of the complete subdistrict Pa Ron.
  • Takhian Thong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลตะเคียนทอง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Takhian Thong.
  • Tha U-thae (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าอุแท) consisting of the complete subdistrict Tha U-thae.
  • Thung Rang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลทุ่งรัง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Thung Rang.
  • Khlong Sa (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลคลองสระ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khlong Sa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 16 (29): 428. 1899-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-06-23. 

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