Khian Sa District

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Khian Sa
เคียนซา
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Amphoe location in Surat Thani Province
Coordinates: 8°50′27″N 99°11′39″E / 8.84083°N 99.19417°E / 8.84083; 99.19417Coordinates: 8°50′27″N 99°11′39″E / 8.84083°N 99.19417°E / 8.84083; 99.19417
Country  Thailand
Province Surat Thani
Seat Khian Sa
Area
 • Total 583.6 km2 (225.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 42,619
 • Density 73.03/km2 (189.1/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 84260
Geocode 8414

Khian Sa (Thai: เคียนซา) is a district (amphoe) in Surat Thani Province, Thailand.

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khiri Rat Nikhom, Phunphin, Ban Na Doem, Ban Na San, Wiang Sa, Phrasaeng and Phanom. It is about 60 kilometres from Surat Thani.

Geography[edit]

The district is in the Khian Sa basin, which is crossed by the Tapi River, which also forms part of the eastern boundary of the district. The area of the district is mostly used for rice farming or rubber plantations, while along the river are swamps like the Nong Thung Thong swamp.

The main road through the district is Thailand Route 44, which connects Krabi with Khanom.

History[edit]

The district was formed as a minor district (king amphoe) on December 15, 1970, splitting the two tambon Khian Sa and Phuang Phromkhon from Ban Na San district. [1] 1 On April 1974 it was elevated to full district status.[2]

Administration[edit]

District office

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which in turn are further subdivided into 52 villages (muban). Khian Sa has township status (thesaban tambon), covering parts of the tambon Khian Sa. Each of the tambon is administrated by a tambon administrative office (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Khian Sa เคียนซา 7 7,214
2. Phuang Phromkhon  พ่วงพรมคร 13 10,496
3. Khao Tok เขาตอก 6 3,635
4. Aranyakham Wari อรัญคามวารี  6 4,392
5. Ban Sadet บ้านเสด็จ 20 16,882
 Map of Tambon

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