Pakham District

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Pakham

ปะคำ
District location in Buriram Province
District location in Buriram Province
Coordinates: 14°26′18″N 102°43′32″E / 14.43833°N 102.72556°E / 14.43833; 102.72556Coordinates: 14°26′18″N 102°43′32″E / 14.43833°N 102.72556°E / 14.43833; 102.72556
CountryThailand
ProvinceBuriram
SeatPakham
Area
 • Total296.029 km2 (114.297 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total43,446
 • Density146.8/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code31220
Geocode3112

Pakham (Thai: ปะคำ, pronounced [pā.kʰām]) is a district (amphoe) in the southwestern part of Buriram Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Non Suwan, Nang Rong, Lahan Sai, Non Din Daeng of Buriram Province and Soeng Sang of Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was created on 1 December 1978, when the three tambons Pakham, Thai Charoen, and Nong Bua were split off from Lahan Sai District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 15 March 1985.[2]

Motto[edit]

The Pakham District's motto is "Golden Buddha image, The inscription millennium, Pakham Mahout and prosperous of civilization."

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 74 villages (mubans). Pakham is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Pakham. There are also five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Pakham ปะคำ 9 6,782
2. Thai Charoen ไทยเจริญ 14 6,922
3. Nong Bua หนองบัว 11 5,914
4. Khok Mamuang โคกมะม่วง 21 13,165
5. Hu Thamnop หูทำนบ 19 10,663

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอละหานทราย จังหวัดบุรีรัมย์ ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอปะคำ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 95 (130 ง): 4082. November 21, 1978.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเขาสวนกวาง อำเภอแปลงยาว อำเภอบ่อทอง อำเภอปะคำ และอำเภอบ้านฉาง พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๘ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 102 (33 ก special): 7–9. March 15, 1985.


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