Thap Than district

Thap Than
ทัพทัน
District location in Uthai Thani province
District location in Uthai Thani province
Coordinates: 15°27′35″N 99°53′12″E / 15.45972°N 99.88667°E / 15.45972; 99.88667Coordinates: 15°27′35″N 99°53′12″E / 15.45972°N 99.88667°E / 15.45972; 99.88667
CountryThailand
ProvinceUthai Thani
Area
 • Total323.633 km2 (124.955 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total38,631
 • Density119.3/km2 (309/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code61120
Geocode6102

Thap Than (Thai: ทัพทัน, pronounced [tʰáp tʰān]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Uthai Thani province, northern Thailand.

History

In a Siamese-Burmese war of Ayutthaya era, the troops of Ayutthaya followed the Burmese troops and overtook them in the area of the district. They fought and the Siamese troops won. The people named the area Ban Thap Than.

In 1906 the district was renamed from Nong Kradi to Thap Than.[1]

In 1917, Thap Than district was added to Uthai Thani Province.[citation needed]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Mueang Uthai Thani, Nong Khayang, Nong Chang, Lan Sak, and Sawang Arom of Uthai Thani Province; Krok Phra of Nakhon Sawan province.

Administration

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 90 villages (mubans). The sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon), Thap Than, covers tambons Thap Than, Thung Na Thai, Khao Khi Foi, and Nong Ya Plong. The sub-district municipality Taluk Du covers the tambon Taluk Du. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

List of tambons in Thap Than District
No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Thap Than ทัพทัน 08 04,533
02. Thung Na Thai ทุ่งนาไทย 07 01,587
03. Khao Khi Foi เขาขี้ฝอย 06 01,340
04. Nong Ya Plong หนองหญ้าปล้อง 06 01,687
05. Khok Mo โคกหม้อ 05 02,312
06. Nong Yai Da หนองยายดา 08 03,126
07. Nong Klang Dong หนองกลางดง 11 03,051
08. Nong Krathum หนองกระทุ่ม 15 07,240
09. Nong Sa หนองสระ 07 02,124
10. Taluk Du ตลุกดู่ 17 11,631

References

  1. ^ แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 22 (52): 1182. 25 March 1906.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 16 February 2010.

External links

  • amphoe.com (Thai)
  • Thap Than district history(Thai)
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