Tak Fa district

Tak Fa
ตากฟ้า
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
Coordinates: 15°20′55.8″N 100°29′44.8″E / 15.348833°N 100.495778°E / 15.348833; 100.495778Coordinates: 15°20′55.8″N 100°29′44.8″E / 15.348833°N 100.495778°E / 15.348833; 100.495778
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Sawan
SeatTak Fa
Area
 • Total570.7 km2 (220.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total41,192
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
60190
Geocode6012

Tak Fa (Thai: ตากฟ้า, pronounced [tàːk fáː]) is a district (amphoe) in southeastern part of Nakhon Sawan province.

History

When Thai government built the Phahonyothin Highway, the district was formed by territory taken from Takhli district. It became a district on 13 October 1970.[1][2]

The word "Tak Fa" means "sun drying" or "sunbath" in Thai, because the terrain here is a ground and jungle. The villagers therefore clothed in the sun and called here "Lan Tak Pha" (ลานตากผ้า) and mispronounced to Tak Fa finally.[3]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise): Takhli, Phayuha Khiri, Tha Tako, and Phaisali of Nakhon Sawan Province, and Nong Muang of Lopburi province.

Administration

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 77 villages (mubans). The township (thesaban tambon) of Tak Fa covers parts of the tambon Tak Fa and Suk Samran. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tak Fa ตากฟ้า 10 7,292
2. Lam Phayon ลำพยนต์ 12 4,724
3. Suk Samran สุขสำราญ 11 7,628
4. Nong Phikun หนองพิกุล 10 3,471
5. Phu Nok Yung พุนกยูง 16 3,850
6. Udom Thanya อุดมธัญญา 9 10,438
7. Khao Chai Thong เขาชายธง 9 3,789

References

  1. ^ Department of Agricultural Extension
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอตากฟ้า พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๓ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 87 (94 ก): 690–692. October 13, 1970.
  3. ^ "ข้อมูลตำบลตากฟ้า อำเภอตากฟ้า นครสวรรค์" [Information, Tak Fa Subdistrict, Tak Fa District, Nakhon Sawan]. ThaiTambon (in Thai).

External links

  • amphoe.com


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