Thung Tako District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Thung Tako
ทุ่งตะโก
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chumphon Province
Amphoe location in Chumphon Province
Coordinates: 10°6′37″N 99°4′58″E / 10.11028°N 99.08278°E / 10.11028; 99.08278Coordinates: 10°6′37″N 99°4′58″E / 10.11028°N 99.08278°E / 10.11028; 99.08278
Country  Thailand
Province Chumphon
Seat Thung Takhrai
Area
 • Total 335.0 km2 (129.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,535
 • Density 70.3/km2 (182/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 86220
Geocode 8608

Thung Tako (Thai: ทุ่งตะโก) is a district (Amphoe) in the central part of Chumphon Province, southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Lang Suan and Sawi of Chumphon Province. To the east is the Gulf of Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor districts (King Amphoe) was created on September 6, 1976, when then three tambon Thung Takhrai, Tako and Pak Tako were split off from Sawi district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on July 19, 1991.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 35 villages (muban). Pak Tako is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers the same-named tambon. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Pak Tako ปากตะโก 5 3,987
2. Thung Takhrai ทุ่งตะไคร 8 5,640
3. Tako ตะโก 14 8,412
4. Chong Mai Kaeo ช่องไม้แก้ว 8 5,496
Map of Amphoe

References[edit]

External links[edit]