Phan Thong District

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Phan Thong
พานทอง
District
District location in Chonburi Province
District location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°28′14″N 101°5′49″E / 13.47056°N 101.09694°E / 13.47056; 101.09694Coordinates: 13°28′14″N 101°5′49″E / 13.47056°N 101.09694°E / 13.47056; 101.09694
CountryThailand
ProvinceChonburi
SeatPhan Thong
Tambon11
Muban76
Area
 • Total173.0 km2 (66.8 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total62,593
 • Density361.80/km2 (937.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code20160
Geocode2005

Phan Thong (Thai: พานทอง, pronounced [pʰāːn tʰɔ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of the province of Chonburi in Thailand.

Neighbouring districts are (from north clockwise) Bang Pakong, Ban Pho (both Chachoengsao Province), Phanat Nikhom, Ban Bueng and Mueang Chonburi.

History[edit]

The district is home to a large Catholic community. The community owns 10,000 rai of land in Ban Hua Pai of Tambon Khok Ki Non where the St Philip and St James Catholic Church is located. The church was founded by Francois Marie Guego, a French missionary who arrived in Thailand in 1867. His mission was to spread the Gospel in Chachoengsao. Today, more than 3,000 Catholics reside on the land. The community, the largest landholder in the area, is under pressure from developers to sell the property to feed the industrialization fostered by the Eastern Economic Corridor.[1]

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

Phan Thong is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 76 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Phan Thong พานทอง 10 10,160
02. Nong Tamlueng หนองตำลึง 09 10,191
03. Map Pong มาบโป่ง 10 08,137
04. Nong Kakha หนองกะขะ 05 05,888
05. Nong Hong หนองหงษ์ 06 05,999
06. Khok Khi Non โคกขี้หนอน 05 03,189
07. Ban Kao บ้านเก่า 07 03,597
08. Na Pradu หน้าประดู่ 05 02,655
09. Bang Nang บางนาง 09 06,571
10. Ko Loi เกาะลอย 06 02,614
11. Bang Hak บางหัก 04 01,195

Local administration[edit]

There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Phan Thong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลพานทอง) consisting of parts of sub-district Phan Thong.
  • Nong Tamlueng (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองตำลึง) consisting of sub-district Nong Tamlueng and parts of sub-districts Map Pong and Nong Kakha.

There are eight subdistrict administrative organisations (SAO) in the district:

  • Phan Thong Nong Kakha (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลพานทองหนองกะขะ) consisting of parts of sub-districts Phan Thong and Nong Kakha.
  • Map Pong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมาบโป่ง) consisting of parts of sub-district Map Pong.
  • Nong Hong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองหงษ์) consisting of sub-district Nong Hong.
  • Khok Khi Non (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโคกขี้หนอน) consisting of sub-district Khok Khi Non.
  • Ban Kao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ้านเก่า) consisting of sub-district Ban Kao.
  • Na Pradu (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหน้าประดู่) consisting of sub-district Na Pradu.
  • Bang Nang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางนาง) consisting of sub-district Bang Nang.
  • Ko Loi Bang Hak (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเกาะลอยบางหัก) consisting of sub-districts Ko Loi and Bang Hak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Suksamran, Nauvarat (20 October 2018). "For love of Christ and community". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-08-27.