Sankhaburi district

Wat Phra Kaeo in tambon Phraek Si Racha
Wat Phra Kaeo in tambon Phraek Si Racha
District location in Chai Nat province
District location in Chai Nat province
Coordinates: 15°2′50″N 100°9′42″E / 15.04722°N 100.16167°E / 15.04722; 100.16167
ProvinceChai Nat
SeatPhraek Si Racha
 • Total354.8 km2 (137.0 sq mi)
 • Total67,333
 • Density192.8/km2 (499/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code17140

Sankhaburi (Thai: สรรคบุรี) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Chai Nat province, central Thailand.


The name of Sankhaburi or Sawankhaburi has the same meaning as the name of the nearby province, Nakhon Sawan, is "Heavenly City". It was originally known as Phraek Si Racha (the term "Phraek" is a Mon language meaning "water intersection").

The history of Sankhaburi began at about 2,500 years ago. At that time, Sankhaburi depends on Suphannaphum kingdom (present-day Suphanburi) in this area to Nakhon Sawan as an important trade junction.[1]


Sabkhaburi is located on the Noi river banks, a branch of the Chao Phraya river.[1]

Neighbouring districts are (from the west clockwise) Hankha, Mueang Chai Nat, and Sapphaya of Chai Nat Province; In Buri and Bang Rachan of Sing Buri province; and Doem Bang Nang Buat of Suphan Buri province.


The district is divided into eight sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 92 villages (mubans). Phraek Si Racha is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Phraek Si Racha. There are a further eight tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
1. Phraek Si Racha แพรกศรีราชา 16 16,467
2. Thiang Thae เที่ยงแท้ 10 06,283
3. Huai Krot ห้วยกรด 09 09,012
4. Pho Ngam โพงาม 13 07,692
5. Bang Khut บางขุด 12 07,316
6. Dong Khon ดงคอน 16 12,121
7. Don Kam ดอนกำ 08 02,926
8. Huai Krot Phatthana ห้วยกรดพัฒนา 08 05,516


  1. ^ a b Matichon TV (2023-02-23). "Live : รายการ ขรรค์ชัย-สุจิตต์ ทอดน่องท่องเที่ยว ตอน เมืองสวรรค์ สรรคบุรี ชัยนาท ชุมทางการค้า" [Live : Khanchai-Sujit Travel Program Ep Mueang Sawan, Sankhaburi, Chainat the trade junction]. YouTube (in Thai). Retrieved 2023-02-27.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19.

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