Pho Sai District

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Pho Sai
โพธิ์ไทร
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 15°49′33″N 105°15′39″E / 15.82583°N 105.26083°E / 15.82583; 105.26083Coordinates: 15°49′33″N 105°15′39″E / 15.82583°N 105.26083°E / 15.82583; 105.26083
Country  Thailand
Province Ubon Ratchathani
Seat Pho Sai
Area
 • Total 301.0 km2 (116.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 42,142
 • Density 140.0/km2 (363/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 34340
Geocode 3421

Pho Sai (Thai: โพธิ์ไทร, pronounced [pʰōː sāj]) is a district (Amphoe) in the northeastern part of Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

A group of people from Khemarat district moved to Ban Klang and Ban Nong Khun in 1820. They named their new town Ban Pho Sai.

The minor district (King Amphoe) was created on May 5, 1981, when the three tambon Pho Sai, Muang Yai and Samrong were split off from Khemarat district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on August 12, 1987.[2]

Etymology[edit]

Pho and Sai trees are kinds of Ficus species that grow in Wat Si Bunrueang.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Si Mueang Mai, Trakan Phuet Phon, Kut Khaopun, Khemarat and Na Tan. To the northeast across the Mekong river are the Laotian provinces of Salavan.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 68 villages (muban). Pho Sai is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Pho Sai. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO,all part of Ubon Ratchathani Province. The largest sub district is Pho Sai.

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Pho Sai โพธิ์ไทร 16 11,027
2. Muang Yai ม่วงใหญ่ 15 5,905
3. Samrong สำโรง 10 6,946
4. Song Khon สองคอน 9 6,109
5. Saraphi สารภี 9 6,902
6. Lao Ngam เหล่างาม 9 5,253

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