Taphan Hin district

Taphan Hin
ตะพานหิน
Taphan Hin railway station
Amphoe location in Phichit province
Amphoe location in Phichit province
Coordinates: 16°12′54″N 100°25′18″E / 16.21500°N 100.42167°E / 16.21500; 100.42167Coordinates: 16°12′54″N 100°25′18″E / 16.21500°N 100.42167°E / 16.21500; 100.42167
CountryThailand
ProvincePhichit
SeatTaphan Hin
Amphoe established1937
Area
 • Total468.9303 km2 (181.0550 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total70,573
 • Density152.1/km2 (394/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code66110
Geocode6604

Taphan Hin (Thai: ตะพานหิน, pronounced [tā.pʰāːn hǐn]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Phichit province, central Thailand.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Thap Khlo, Bang Mun Nak, Pho Thale, Bueng Na Rang, Pho Prathap Chang, Mueang Pichit and Wang Sai Phun of Phichit Province.

Taphan Hin is located on the eastern side of the Nan River, about 28 km (about 17 mi) south of Mueang Pichit.[1]

History

The minor district (king amphoe) Taphan Hin was created in 1937 as a subordinate of Mueang Phichit District by putting together the sub-districts Huai Ket from Mueang District, Thap Khlo and Khlong Khun from Bang Mun Nak District, and Wang Samrong from Pho Thale District.[2] It was upgraded to a full district in 1940.[3]

The name "Taphan Hin" means "bridge stone". Because the northern area of market is about 1 km (0.621 mi) away from the center of district, there is a bedrock pushes out into the river like a bridge.[1]

Administration

The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Taphan Hin covers the whole tambon Taphan Hin. There are a further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.[4]
01. Taphan Hin ตะพานหิน - 16,388
02. Ngio Rai งิ้วราย 08 06,369
03. Huai Ket ห้วยเกตุ 11 05,596
04. Sai Rong Khon ไทรโรงโขน 04 01,465
05. Nong Phayom หนองพยอม 12 07,147
06. Thung Pho ทุ่งโพธิ์ 07 02,062
07. Dong Takhop ดงตะขบ 10 03,499
08. Khlong Khun คลองคูณ 07 04,142
09. Wang Samrong วังสำโรง 07 05,977
10. Wang Wa วังหว้า 08 03,912
11. Wang Lum วังหลุม 10 07,203
12. Thap Man ทับหมัน 06 04,142
13. Phai Luang ไผ่หลวง 07 02,671

Transportation

Taphan Hin is regarded as one of the three districts of Phichit, with a railroad running through (northern line). The district is served by the Taphan Hin railway station of the State Railway of Thailand (SRT).

References

  1. ^ a b muang-krabi (2016-10-04). "ประวัติความเป็นมา" [Historical]. district.cdd.go.th (in Thai).
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ตั้งกิ่งอำเภอตะพานหิน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 53 (ง): 2715. 1937-01-24.
  3. ^ ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ยกฐานะกิ่งอำเภอตะพานหิน ขึ้นอำเภอเมืองพิจิตร จังหวัดพิจิตร ขึ้นเป็นอำเภอ ขนานนามว่า อำเภอตะพานหิน (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 57 (ง): 248. 1940-04-16.
  4. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20.

External links

  • amphoe.com (Thai)
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