Phanom Dong Rak District

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Phanom Dong Rak
พนมดงรัก
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Surin Province
Amphoe location in Surin Province
Coordinates: 14°26′44″N 103°18′16″E / 14.44556°N 103.30444°E / 14.44556; 103.30444Coordinates: 14°26′44″N 103°18′16″E / 14.44556°N 103.30444°E / 14.44556; 103.30444
Country  Thailand
Province Surin
Seat Bakdai
Area
 • Total 318.0 km2 (122.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 35,968
 • Density 107.4/km2 (278/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 32140
Geocode 3214

Phanom Dong Rak (Thai: พนมดงรัก, pronounced [pʰā.nōm dōŋ rák]) is the southwesternmost district (amphoe) of Surin Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area was separated from Kap Choeng district and created as a minor district (King Amphoe) on April 1, 1995.[1]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[2] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official.[3]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Ban Kruat of Buriram Province, Prasat, Kap Choeng of Surin Province and Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia.

The district is located within the Phanom Dong Rak Range, the hills that form a boundary between Thailand and Cambodia. The name of the district translates as Dongrak mountains.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 55 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas and 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Bakdai บักได 20 11,432
2. Khok Klang โคกกลาง 11 6,826
3. Chik Daek จีกแดก 12 7,668
4. Ta Miang ตาเมียง 12 10,042

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอกาบเชิง จังหวัดสุรินทร์ ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอพนมดงรัก (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 112 (Special 9 ง): 55. March 22, 1995. 
  2. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online. 
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007. 

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