Khok Samrong district

Khok Samrong
โคกสำโรง
District location in Lopburi province
District location in Lopburi province
Coordinates: 15°4′11″N 100°43′26″E / 15.06972°N 100.72389°E / 15.06972; 100.72389Coordinates: 15°4′11″N 100°43′26″E / 15.06972°N 100.72389°E / 15.06972; 100.72389
CountryThailand
ProvinceLopburi
Area
 • Total982.5 km2 (379.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total86,381
 • Density87.9/km2 (228/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code15120
Geocode1603

Khok Samrong (Thai: โคกสำโรง, pronounced [kʰôːk sǎm.rōːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Lopburi province in central Thailand. The district is the transportation hub of the province. Kasetsart University's Lopburi campus is in Tambon Phaniat, Khok Samrong District.

History

Originally named Phu Kha, the minor district (king amphoe) was renamed Sa Bot in 1909. In 1915 it became a full district and renamed Khok Samrong, as the district office was relocated there.

Geography

Neighbouring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nong Muang, Sa Bot, Chai Badan, Phatthana Nikhom, Mueang Lopburi and Ban Mi.

Administration

The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 137 villages (mubans). The township (thesaban tambon) Khok Samrong covers parts of the tambon Khok Samrong. There are a further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

1. Khok Samrong โคกสำโรง
2. Ko Kaeo เกาะแก้ว
3. Thalung Lek ถลุงเหล็ก
4. Lum Khao หลุมข้าว
5. Huai Pong ห้วยโป่ง
6. Khlong Ket คลองเกตุ
7. Sakae Rap สะแกราบ
8. Phaniat เพนียด
9. Wang Phloeng วังเพลิง
10. Dong Marum ดงมะรุม
18. Wang Khon Khwang วังขอนขว้าง
20. Wang Chan วังจั่น
22. Nong Khaem หนองแขม

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Nong Muang and Khok Charoen Districts.

References

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