Hankha district

Hankha
หันคา
District location in Chai Nat province
District location in Chai Nat province
Coordinates: 14°58′52″N 100°0′53″E / 14.98111°N 100.01472°E / 14.98111; 100.01472Coordinates: 14°58′52″N 100°0′53″E / 14.98111°N 100.01472°E / 14.98111; 100.01472
CountryThailand
ProvinceChai Nat
SeatHankha
Area
 • Total529.33 km2 (204.38 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total56,394
 • Density106.5/km2 (276/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code17130
Geocode1806

Hankha (Thai: หันคา, pronounced [hǎn.kʰāː]) is a district (amphoe) in the southwestern part of Chai Nat province, central Thailand.

History

Originally the district was named Doem Bang Kao (เดิมบางเก่า). It was renamed in 1911 to Ban Chian after the central tambon, as the tambon Doem Bang was at the same time reassigned to the newly created Doem Bang District.[1] In 1927 the district office was moved to Hankha market, and in 1939 the district name was changed accordingly to Hankha.[2]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nong Mamong, Wat Sing, Mueang Chai Nat, and Sankhaburi of Chai Nat Province; Doem Bang Nang Buat of Suphan Buri province; Noen Kham of Chai Nat Province; and Ban Rai of Uthai Thani province.

The important water resource is the Tha Chin River.

Administration

The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 99 villages (mubans). There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon): Hankha and Sam Ngam Tha Bot each cover parts of tambons of the same name. There are a further eight tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Hankha หันคา 11 10,159
02. Ban Chian บ้านเชี่ยน 12 08,976
05. Phrai Nok Yung ไพรนกยูง 13 04,923
06. Nong Saeng หนองแซง 20 07,643
07. Huai Ngu ห้วยงู 11 05,943
08. Wang Kai Thuean วังไก่เถื่อน 11 07,828
09. Den Yai เด่นใหญ่ 11 05,120
11. Sam Ngam Tha Bot สามง่ามท่าโบสถ์ 10 05,312

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Noen Kham District.

References

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย ประกาศตั้งอำเภอเดิมบางและเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอเดิมบางเก่าเป็นอำเภอบ้านเชียน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 28 (ง): 299–300. May 21, 1911.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19.

External links

  • amphoe.com


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