Tha Bo District

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Tha Bo
ท่าบ่อ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nong Khai Province
Amphoe location in Nong Khai Province
Coordinates: 17°50′59″N 102°34′52″E / 17.84972°N 102.58111°E / 17.84972; 102.58111Coordinates: 17°50′59″N 102°34′52″E / 17.84972°N 102.58111°E / 17.84972; 102.58111
Country Thailand
Province Nong Khai
Area
 • Total 355.3 km2 (137.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 84,708
 • Density 238.4/km2 (617/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 43110
Geocode 4302

Tha Bo (Thai: ท่าบ่อ, pronounced [tʰâː bɔ̀ː]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand.

Kindergarten students in Tha Bo being taught English by a barefoot American teacher.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Mueang Nong Khai and Sa Khrai of Nong Khai Province, Ban Phue of Udon Thani Province, Pho Tak and Si Chiang Mai of Nong Khai Province. To the northeast across the Mekong river is the Laotian province Vientiane Prefecture.

History[edit]

The district dates back to the Mueang Tha Bo established in 1897, with Phra Kupradit Padi (พระกุประดิษฐ์บดี) as the first governor (Chao Mueang).

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 98 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon): Tha Bo covers parts of tambons Tha Bo and Nam Mong, and Phon Sa covers parts of the tambon Phon Sa. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Bo ท่าบ่อ 13 20,872
2. Nam Mong น้ำโมง 13 9,483
3. Kong Nang กองนาง 13 9,385
4. Khok Khon โคกคอน 7 6,007
5. Ban Duea บ้านเดื่อ 9 7,608
6. Ban Thon บ้านถ่อน 8 6,461
7. Ban Wan บ้านว่าน 8 7,330
8. Na Kha นาข่า 8 4,482
9. Phon Sa โพนสา 10 7,193
10. Nong Nang หนองนาง 9 5,887

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