Tha Tako district

Tha Tako
ท่าตะโก
View from Wat Pa Siriwattanawisuth
View from Wat Pa Siriwattanawisuth
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
District location in Nakhon Sawan province
Coordinates: 15°38′30″N 100°28′57″E / 15.64167°N 100.48250°E / 15.64167; 100.48250Coordinates: 15°38′30″N 100°28′57″E / 15.64167°N 100.48250°E / 15.64167; 100.48250
CountryThailand
ProvinceNakhon Sawan
Area
 • Total607.2 km2 (234.4 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total69,160
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code
60160
Geocode6008

Tha Tako (Thai: ท่าตะโก, pronounced [tʰâː tā.kōː]) is a district (amphoe) in the eastern part of Nakhon Sawan province, central Thailand.

History

The district was established at Ban Khao Noi, Tambon Tha Tako, in 1900. At first there was confusion whether the name was Khao Noi or Don Kha. It got its official name Tha Tako in 1917.

In the past, the people in the district always visited a big river pier (in Thai tha) to bathe and give water to their cattle. At that pier several big Tako trees (Diospyros sp.) grew, so that pier was called Tha Tako.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Nong Bua, Phaisali, Tak Fa, Phayuha Khiri, Mueang Nakhon Sawan, and Chum Saeng.

Administration

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 109 villages (mubans). Tha Tako is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Tha Tako. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Tako ท่าตะโก 7 9,397
2. Phanom Rok พนมรอก 13 6,556
3. Hua Thanon หัวถนน 10 8,251
4. Sai Lamphong สายลำโพง 16 8,193
5. Wang Mahakon วังมหากร 11 6,657
6. Don Kha ดอนคา 17 12,167
7. Thamnop ทำนบ 6 3,799
8. Wang Yai วังใหญ่ 9 2,585
9. Phanom Set พนมเศษ 10 5,407
10. Nong Luang หนองหลวง 10 6,148

References


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