Ta Phraya District

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Ta Phraya
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Amphoe location in Sa Kaeo Province
Coordinates: 14°0′22″N 102°48′21″E / 14.00611°N 102.80583°E / 14.00611; 102.80583Coordinates: 14°0′22″N 102°48′21″E / 14.00611°N 102.80583°E / 14.00611; 102.80583
Country  Thailand
Province Sa Kaeo
Seat Ta Phraya
 • Total 642.345 km2 (248.011 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 52,284
 • Density 81.4/km2 (211/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 27180
Geocode 2703

Ta Phraya (Thai: ตาพระยา) is the northeasternmost district (amphoe) of Sa Kaeo Province, eastern Thailand.


The area was originally dense forest in Aranyaprathet District. Later people moved to there for agricultural work. When the community grew bigger, the government created Ta Phraya minor district (king amphoe) in 1959.[1] It was upgraded to a full district in 1963.[2]

This district gives its name to Ta Phraya National Park.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Khok Sung, Watthana Nakhon of Sa Kaeo Province, Non Din Daeng and Lahan Sai of Buriram Province. To the east is Banteay Meanchey Province of Cambodia.

The Sankamphaeng Range mountainous area is in the northern section of this district.


The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 61 villages (muban). Ta Phraya is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of the tambon Ta Phraya. There are further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Ta Phraya ตาพระยา 17 15,132
2. Thap Sadet ทัพเสด็จ 13 7,929
6. Thap Rat ทัพราช 15 14,281
7. Thap Thai ทัพไทย 10 7,949
9. Kho Khlan โคคลาน 6 6,993

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Khok Sung District.


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