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Bang Saphan Noi District

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Bang Saphan Noi (Thai: บางสะพานน้อย, pronounced [bāːŋ sā.pʰāːn nɔ́ːj]) is the southernmost district (Amphoe) of Prachuap Khiri Khan Province, central Thailand.

Bang Saphan Noi
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Amphoe location in Prachuap Khiri Khan Province
Coordinates: 11°4′30″N 99°26′30″E / 11.07500°N 99.44167°E / 11.07500; 99.44167Coordinates: 11°4′30″N 99°26′30″E / 11.07500°N 99.44167°E / 11.07500; 99.44167
Country Thailand
Province Prachuap Khiri Khan
Seat Bang Saphan
 • Total 720.0 km2 (278.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 35,553
 • Density 49.37/km2 (127.9/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 77170
Geocode 7705



The minor district (king amphoe) Bang Saphan Noi was split off from Bang Saphan District on 10 June 1974.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 13 July 1981.[2]


The name Bang Saphan Noi originates from the time of the building of the southern railway. The workers had to build two bridges north and south of the railway station which later became the center of the district. As this was the same structure as for the Bang Saphan railway station further north, they thus named the railway station Bang Saphan Noi (small bridge village), and subsequently the railway station of Bang Saphan was named Bang Saphan Yai (big bridge village).


Neighboring districts are Bang Saphan to the north, to the south the districts Tha Sae and Pathio of Chumphon Province. To the west is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar, to the east, the Gulf of Thailand.


The district is divided into five subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 41 villages (muban). Bang Saphan Noi is also the only township (thesaban tambon) of the district, which covers parts of the tambon Bang Saphan. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.     
1. Pak Phraek ปากแพรก 6 3,277
2. Bang Saphan บางสะพาน 10 7,354
3. Sai Thong ทรายทอง 11 7,200
4. Chang Raek ช้างแรก 8 9,673
5. Chaiyarat ไชยราช 6 7,470


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