Si Prachan district

Si Prachan
ศรีประจันต์
District location in Suphan Buri province
District location in Suphan Buri province
Coordinates: 14°37′11″N 100°8′40″E / 14.61972°N 100.14444°E / 14.61972; 100.14444Coordinates: 14°37′11″N 100°8′40″E / 14.61972°N 100.14444°E / 14.61972; 100.14444
CountryThailand
ProvinceSuphan Buri
Subdistricts9
Mubans64
Area
 • Total181.0 km2 (69.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total62,419
 • Density359.1/km2 (930/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code72140
Geocode7205

Si Prachan (Thai: ศรีประจันต์, pronounced [sǐː prā.t͡ɕān]) is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Suphan Buri province, central Thailand. Si Prachan is well known for being the location of the Thai Buffalo Conservation Village, buffalo conservation centre.[1]

History

The government separated some parts of Tha Phi Liang District (now Mueang Suphan Buri) and Sam Chuk district to create Si Prachan District in 1901.

Si Prachan, formerly known as "Kraphung" (กระพุ้ง, pronounced [krā.pʰūŋ]). It was renamed in 1937 in honour of Khun Si Prachanraksa (Sam Mithongkham), the first Si Prachan subdistrict headman.[2]

Geography

Neighbouring districts are (from the south clockwise): Mueang Suphan Buri, Don Chedi and Sam Chuk; and Sawaeng Ha, Pho Thong, Samko and Wiset Chai Chan of Ang Thong province.

The main water resource of the district is the Tha Chin River.

Administration

Central administration

Si Prachan is divided into nine subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 64 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Si Prachan ศรีประจันต์ 06 8,607
02. Ban Krang บ้านกร่าง 06 8,334
03. Mot Daeng มดแดง 07 5,412
04. Bang Ngam บางงาม 06 3,382
05. Don Pru ดอนปรู 09 9,210
06. Plai Na ปลายนา 07 8,329
07. Wang Wa วังหว้า 07 5,382
08. Wang Nam Sap วังน้ำซับ 07 6,761
09. Wang Yang วังยาง 09 7,002

Local administration

There are six subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Ban Krang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านกร่าง) consisting of parts of subdistrict Ban Krang.
  • Wang Wa (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลวังหว้า) consisting of subdistrict Wang Wa.
  • Wang Nam Sap (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลวังน้ำซับ) consisting of subdistrict Wang Nam Sap.
  • Si Prachan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลศรีประจันต์) consisting of parts of subdistricts Si Prachan, Ban Krang.
  • Wang Yang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลวังยาง) consisting of subdistrict Wang Yang.
  • Plai Na (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลปลายนา) consisting of subdistrict Plai Na.

There are four subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Si Prachan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศรีประจันต์) consisting of parts of subdistrict Si Prachan.
  • Mot Daeng (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลมดแดง) consisting of subdistrict Mot Daeng.
  • Bang Ngam (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบางงาม) consisting of subdistrict Bang Ngam.
  • Don Pru (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลดอนปรู) consisting of subdistrict Don Pru.

References

  1. ^ "Buffalo Village". MUSEUM THAILAND. 2019-06-28. Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  2. ^ Nice To Meet You (2022-04-30). "พี่ตี๋ "ศรีประจันต์" แบกฝันหวังปลดหนี้" [Brother Tee of "Si Prachan" carrying dreams, hoping to get rid of debt]. Thai PBS (in Thai). Retrieved 2022-05-01.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2013" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2014-10-04.
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