Phanat Nikhom District

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Phanat Nikhom

พนัสนิคม
District location in Chonburi Province
District location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°27′8″N 101°10′38″E / 13.45222°N 101.17722°E / 13.45222; 101.17722Coordinates: 13°27′8″N 101°10′38″E / 13.45222°N 101.17722°E / 13.45222; 101.17722
CountryThailand
ProvinceChonburi
SeatPhanat Nikhom
Tambon20
Area
 • Total450.9 km2 (174.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total123,213
 • Density273.26/km2 (707.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code20140
Geocode2006

Phanat Nikhom (Thai: พนัสนิคม, pronounced [pʰā.nát ní(ʔ).kʰōm]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Chonburi Province, eastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Phanat Nikhom is an ancient city dating back to Dvaravati times. Archaeologists found a fortress and city walls within the district area. In the Rattanakosin era, King Rama III established Mueang Phanat Nikhom in 1828. It was changed to be a district of Chonburi by King Rama V in 1904.

In Tambon Mon Nang of this district there is a shrine to the Twelve Sisters with the rock they used as pillow when they wandered in the wilderness, as well as a Carissa carandas tree related to the legend.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from east clockwise), Ko Chan, Bo Thong, Ban Bueng, Phan Thong of Chonburi Province, Ban Pho and Plaeng Yao of Chachoengsao Province).

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 20 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 185 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) Phanat Nikhom covers the whole tambon Phanat Nikhom. Each of the other 19 tambons is led by a tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.
1. Phanat Nikhom พนัสนิคม 11,912
2. Na Phrathat หน้าพระธาตุ 4,840
3. Wat Luang วัดหลวง 2,781
4. Ban Soet บ้านเซิด 3,369
5. Na Roek นาเริก 8,821
6. Mon Nang หมอนนาง 13,614
7. Sa Si Liam สระสี่เหลี่ยม 6,772
8. Wat Bot วัดโบสถ์ 3,054
9. Kut Ngong กุฎโง้ง 5,283
10. Hua Thanon หัวถนน 4,890
11. Tha Kham ท่าข้าม 2,882
13. Nong Prue หนองปรือ 5,232
14. Nong Khayat หนองขยาด 4,028
15. Thung Khwang ทุ่งขวาง 4,158
16. Nong Hiang หนองเหียง 12,924
17. Na Wang Hin นาวังหิน 7,047
18. Ban Chang บ้านช้าง 5,936
20. Khok Phlo โคกเพลาะ 2,746
21. Rai Lak Thong ไร่หลักทอง 3,386
22. Na Matum นามะตูม 2,764

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Ko Chan District.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phra Rot Meri - Chonburi". Archived from the original on 2013-04-18. Retrieved 2012-09-23.

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