District location in Trang Province
|• Total||612.7 km2 (236.6 sq mi)|
|• Density||135.5/km2 (351/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Kantang was the original capital of Trang Province, at first in Khuan Thani, and then from 1893-1916 in Kantang itself. As the area was prone to flooding, the capital was moved inland to its present location. The city pillar shrine (lak mueang) of Trang is still at its original location at Khuan Thani.
The district is divided into 14 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 83 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) Kantang covers the entire tambon Kantang. There are 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO) in the district.
|10.||Bo Nam Ron||บ่อน้ำร้อน||9||9,039|
|14.||Khlong Chi Lom||คลองชีล้อม||5||4,286|
The Kantang District's chief industry is fishing. The industry is highly concentrated in few hands and has recently come under fire by international organisations for human trafficking, over-fishing, abuse of human rights, and outright murder. An Environmental Justice Foundation video went so far as to name Kanatang's Boonlarp Fishing Partnership, Ltd., as a particularly egregious bad actor.
- "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-05-17.
- "EJF names Thai firm responsible for murder, slave labor". Undercurrent News. 2015-11-30. Retrieved 2 December 2015. (Subscription required (help)).
- Thailand's Seafood Slaves; Human Trafficking, Slavery and Murder in Kantang's Fishing Industry (PDF). London: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). 2015. ISBN 978-1-904523-37-6. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
- Thailand's Seafood Slaves (Video). YouTube. Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF). Retrieved 19 August 2018.
- amphoe.com (Thai)
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