Sawaeng Ha district

Sawaeng Ha
แสวงหา
District location in Ang Thong province
District location in Ang Thong province
Coordinates: 14°45′5″N 100°19′29″E / 14.75139°N 100.32472°E / 14.75139; 100.32472Coordinates: 14°45′5″N 100°19′29″E / 14.75139°N 100.32472°E / 14.75139; 100.32472
CountryThailand
ProvinceAng Thong
District established1948
SeatSawaeng Ha
Area
 • Total181.3 km2 (70.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total34,734
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
14150
Geocode1505

Sawaeng Ha (Thai: แสวงหา, pronounced [sā.wɛ̌ːŋ hǎː]) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Ang Thong province, central Thailand.

Sawaeng Ha in Thai language means 'seek' or 'find'.

History

The name of Tambon Sawaeng Ha was first found in the Ayutthaya kingdom records.

In 1945 Tambon Si Bua Thong area was still a rural area covered by deep forest between the two provinces Suphanburi and Sing Buri. This made it a popular hiding place for criminals. The government thus set up a commando division in Tambon Sawaeng Ha to sweep them up.

Effective January 1 1948 the government upgraded the area to a minor district (king amphoe) by splitting five sub-districts from Pho Thong District.[1] In 1956 it was upgraded to a full district.[2]

Geography

Neighbouring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khai Bang Rachan and Tha Chang of Sing Buri province, Pho Thong of Ang Thong province, and Si Prachan, Sam Chuk and Doem Bang Nang Buat of Suphanburi province.

Administration

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 61 villages (mubans). Sawaeng Ha is also a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Sawaeng Ha. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.[3]
1. Sawaeng Ha แสวงหา 8,988
2. Si Phran ศรีพราน 2,494
3. Ban Phran บ้านพราน 4,833
4. Wang Nam Yen วังน้ำเย็น 6,520
5. Si Bua Thong สีบัวทอง 6,908
6. Huai Phai ห้วยไผ่ 2,707
7. Chamlong จำลอง 2,284

References

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยกฐานะตำบลขึ้นเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 64 (60 ง): 3188–3193. 1947-12-09.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอนาทวี อำเภอสะบ้าย้อย อำเภอคำชะอี อำเภอย่านตาขาว อำเภอวัดโบสถ์ อำเภอหนองบัว อำเภอวัฒนานคร อำเภอแสวงหา อำเภอท่าชนะ อำเภอพระพุทธบาท อำเภอโนนสัง อำเภอบำเหน็จณรงค์ อำเภอคอนสวรรค์ อำเภอบ้านโฮ่ง อำเภอคีรีมาศ อำเภอชนแดน อำเภอแม่แจ่ม อำเภอไทรน้อย และอำเภอบ้านแพง พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๙ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 73 (46 ก): 657. 1956-06-05.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration.

External links

  • amphoe.com (Thai)


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