That Phanom District

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That Phanom

ธาตุพนม
District location in Nakhon Phanom Province
District location in Nakhon Phanom Province
Coordinates: 16°56′11″N 104°42′34″E / 16.93639°N 104.70944°E / 16.93639; 104.70944Coordinates: 16°56′11″N 104°42′34″E / 16.93639°N 104.70944°E / 16.93639; 104.70944
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Phanom
SeatThat Phanom
Area
 • Total367.9 km2 (142.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total83,478
 • Density228.3/km2 (591/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code48110
Geocode4805

That Phanom (Thai: ธาตุพนม, pronounced [tʰâːt pʰā.nōm]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Nakhon Phanom Province, northeastern Thailand.

Wat Phra That Phanom

The district is named after Wat Phra That Phanom, the most important Buddhist temple in the region.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Wan Yai, Mueang Mukdahan, Dong Luang of Mukdahan Province, Na Kae, Renu Nakhon, and Mueang Nakhon Phanom of Nakhon Phanom Province. To the east across the Mekong River is the Laotian province Khammouan. Elevation betwin 142 and 252 meters (830 feet).

History[edit]

In 1917, the district name was changed from Renu Nakhon (เรณูนคร) to That Phanom.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 142 villages (mubans). The sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) That Phanom covers parts of tambon That Phanom and That Phanom Nuea. There are a further 11 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. That Phanom ธาตุพนม 19 11,238
02. Fang Daeng ฝั่งแดง 11 06,963
03. Phon Phaeng โพนแพง 08 04,862
04. Phra Klang Thung พระกลางทุ่ง 16 07,598
05. Na Thon นาถ่อน 15 08,729
06. Saen Phan แสนพัน 08 04,002
07. Don Nang Hong ดอนนางหงส์ 11 06,837
08. Nam Kam น้ำก่ำ 20 12,160
09. Um Mao อุ่มเหม้า 09 05,463
10. Na Nat นาหนาด 10 05,515
11. Kut Chim กุดฉิม 07 04,448
12. That Phanom Nuea ธาตุพนมเหนือ 08 05,663

Economy[edit]

The district's location on a bank of the Mekong has made it a prime agricultural area. Tomatoes, in particular, are one of the more profitable crops.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (0 ก): 40–68. 1917-04-29.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-09-16.
  3. ^ Rujivanarom, Pratch (4 October 2018). "Upstream dams a threat to tomatoes, farmers". The Nation. Retrieved 5 October 2018.

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