Laem Ngop District

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Laem Ngop

แหลมงอบ
District location in Trat Province
District location in Trat Province
Coordinates: 12°10′18″N 102°23′36″E / 12.17167°N 102.39333°E / 12.17167; 102.39333Coordinates: 12°10′18″N 102°23′36″E / 12.17167°N 102.39333°E / 12.17167; 102.39333
CountryThailand
ProvinceTrat
SeatLaem Ngop
Area
 • Total154.0 km2 (59.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total17,874
 • Density116.1/km2 (301/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code23120
Geocode2305

Laem Ngop (Thai: แหลมงอบ, pronounced [lɛ̌ːm ŋɔ̂ːp]) is a district (amphoe) of Trat Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1897 named Ko Chang District. The district office was in Ban Dan Kao on Ko Chang. The district controlled all islands in Trat Province. As the district office was on an island, it was not convenient for most of people on mainland, thus the government moved the office to Ban Laem Ngop, but kept the district name. In 1939 the district name was changed in accordance with the location of the district office.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khlung of Chanthaburi Province, Khao Saming, Mueang Trat of Trat Province and the Gulf of Thailand.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 25 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambon): Laem Ngop covers parts of the tambon Laem Ngop, and Nam Chiao the complete tambon Nam Chiao. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Laem Ngop แหลมงอบ
2. Nam Chiao น้ำเชี่ยว
3. Bang Pit บางปิด
7. Khlong Yai คลองใหญ่

Missing numbers now for the districts Ko Kut and Ko Chang.

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.

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