Phanom Dong Rak District

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Phanom Dong Rak

พนมดงรัก
District location in Surin Province
District 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
CountryThailand
ProvinceSurin
SeatBakdai
Area
 • Total318.0 km2 (122.8 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total35,968
 • Density107.4/km2 (278/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code32140
Geocode3214

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 made a minor district (king amphoe) on 1 April 1995.[1]

On 15 May 2007, all 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[2] On 24 August 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 in 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 divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 55 villages (mubans). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas. There are four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
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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