Su-ngai Kolok District

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Su-ngai Kolok

สุไหงโกลก
District location in Narathiwat Province
District location in Narathiwat Province
Coordinates: 6°1′46″N 101°57′58″E / 6.02944°N 101.96611°E / 6.02944; 101.96611Coordinates: 6°1′46″N 101°57′58″E / 6.02944°N 101.96611°E / 6.02944; 101.96611
CountryThailand
ProvinceNarathiwat
SeatSu-ngai Kolok
Area
 • Total138.3 km2 (53.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total69,757
 • Density504.4/km2 (1,306/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code96120
Geocode9610

Su-ngai Kolok (Thai: สุไหงโกลก, pronounced [sū.ŋǎj kōː.lók]) is a district (amphoe) of Narathiwat Province, southern Thailand. Its name comes from Malay: Sungai Golok, which means "the river of the machete" (similar in Indonesian: Sungai Golok

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was created on 2 January 1948, consisting of the three tambons: Su-ngai Kolok, Puyo, and Pase Mat from Su-ngai Padi District and Muno from Tak Bai District.[1] In 1953 it was upgraded to a full district.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Waeng, Su-ngai Padi and Tak Bai. To the southeast is the state Kelantan of Malaysia.

The main water resource is the Kolok River.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 19 villages (mubans). Su-ngai Kolok itself has town (thesaban mueang) status and covers most parts of the same-named tambon.

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Su-ngai Kolok สุไหงโก-ลก 1 38,756
2. Pase Mat ปาเสมัส 7 16,765
3. Muno มูโนะ 5 8,553
4. Puyo ปูโยะ 6 5,683

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยกฐานะตำบลขึ้นเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 64 (60 ง): 3288–3293. December 9, 1947.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอจักราช อำเภอสัตตหีบ อำเภอศรีสงคราม อำเภอชะอวด อำเภอหนองแซง อำเภอภาชี อำเภอเขาไชยสน อำเภอชุมพลบุรี อำเภอวาริชภูมิ อำเภอสบปราบ และอำเภอสุไหงโกลก พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 70 (17 ก): 368–371. March 10, 1953.

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