Tha Yang District

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Tha Yang
Tung Ngam Lake, Khao Krapuk, Tha Yang District
Tung Ngam Lake, Khao Krapuk, Tha Yang District
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Amphoe location in Phetchaburi Province
Coordinates: 12°58′24″N 99°53′16″E / 12.97333°N 99.88778°E / 12.97333; 99.88778Coordinates: 12°58′24″N 99°53′16″E / 12.97333°N 99.88778°E / 12.97333; 99.88778
Country Thailand
Province Phetchaburi
 • Total 736.7 km2 (284.4 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 80,794
 • Density 109.7/km2 (284/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 76130
Geocode 7605

Tha Yang (Thai: ท่ายาง, pronounced [tʰâː jāːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Phetchaburi Province, western Thailand.


In 1910, the western part of the district (which now is Kaeng Krachan District) was covered by dense forest. The main trees are Makha (Monkey Pod wood, Afzelia xylocarpa), Takhian (Ironwood, Hopea odorata) and Yang (Dipterocarpus alatus). Thus when the government established the district, they named it Tha Yang (literally, Yang tree pier).


The district was originally named Yang Yong, and was renamed Tha Yang in 1939.[1]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mueang Phetchaburi, Ban Lat, Kaeng Krachan of Phetchaburi Province, Hua Hin of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, Cha-am of Phetchaburi Province and the Gulf of Thailand.


The district is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 119 villages (muban). Tha Yang and Nong Chok are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Tha Yang covers the whole tambon Tha Yang and parts of Tha Khoi, while Nong Chok covers parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Tha Yang ท่ายาง
2. Tha Khoi ท่าคอย
3. Yang Yong ยางหย่อง
4. Nong Chok หนองจอก
5. Map Pla Khao มาบปลาเค้า
6. Tha Mai Ruak ท่าไม้รวก
7. Wang Khrai วังไคร้
11. Klat Luang กลัดหลวง
12. Puek Tian ปึกเตียน
13. Khao Krapuk เขากระปุก
14. Tha Laeng ท่าแลง
15. Ban Nai Dong บ้านในดง

Missing numbers belonged to tambon which now form Kaeng Krachan District.


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