Krok Phra district

Krok Phra
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
Coordinates: 15°33′24″N 100°4′24″E / 15.55667°N 100.07333°E / 15.55667; 100.07333Coordinates: 15°33′24″N 100°4′24″E / 15.55667°N 100.07333°E / 15.55667; 100.07333
ProvinceNakhon Sawan
 • Total297.194 km2 (114.747 sq mi)
 • Total35,923
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code

Krok Phra (Thai: โกรกพระ, pronounced [kròːk pʰráʔ]) is a district (amphoe) in Nakhon Sawan province, central Thailand.


Originally, the district was named Noen Sala. However, as the old location was not convenient, the district office was moved to the west bank of the Chao Phraya River at Ban Krok Phra in 1899. The name of the district was then changed accordingly.

At first, the area was called Ban Krok which means 'village at a steep cliff'. According to the local lore, once an old rich couple from Ayutthaya wanted to move a big Buddha's image from Sukhothai to Ayutthaya on the Chao Phraya River. When it passed Ban Krok, the log broke and the Buddha image sunk into the river and could not be recovered. So the people in the district then called their village Ban Krok Phra, adding the word phra meaning 'venerable' to commemorate the event.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Mueang Nakhon Sawan and Phayuha Khiri of Nakhon Sawan Province, and Mueang Uthai Thani, Thap Than, and Sawang Arom of Uthai Thani province.


Central administration

Krok Phra is divided into nine sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 65 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Krok Phra โกรกพระ 08 8,570
02. Yang Tan ยางตาล 09 4,253
03. Bang Mafo บางมะฝ่อ 06 4,256
04. Bang Pramung บางประมุง 08 5,053
05. Na Klang นากลาง 08 3,068
06. Sala Daeng ศาลาแดง 05 2,850
07. Noen Kwao เนินกว้าว 07 2,977
08. Noen Sala เนินศาลา 08 2,971
09. Hat Sung หาดสูง 06 1,925

Local administration

There are three sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Krok Phra (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลโกรกพระ) consisting of parts of sub-district Krok Phra.
  • Bang Pramung (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางประมุง) consisting of sub-district Bang Pramung.
  • Bang Mafo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบางมะฝ่อ) consisting of sub-district Bang Mafo.

There are seven sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Krok Phra (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลโกรกพระ) consisting of parts of sub-district Krok Phra.
  • Yang Tan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลยางตาล) consisting of sub-district Yang Tan.
  • Na Klang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลนากลาง) consisting of sub-district Na Klang.
  • Sala Daeng (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศาลาแดง) consisting of sub-district Sala Daeng.
  • Noen Kwao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเนินกว้าว) consisting of sub-district Noen Kwao.
  • Noen Sala (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลเนินศาลา) consisting of sub-district Noen Sala.
  • Hat Sung (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหาดสูง) consisting of sub-district Hat Sung.


  1. ^ "Population statistics 2015" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2016-09-01.

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