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Kosamphi Nakhon (Thai: โกสัมพีนคร, pronounced [kōː.sǎm.pʰīː ná(ʔ).kʰɔ̄ːn]) is a district (amphoe) in the northwestern part of Kamphaeng Phet Province, central Thailand.

Kosamphi Nakhon

โกสัมพีนคร
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Coordinates: 16°37′54″N 99°20′54″E / 16.63167°N 99.34833°E / 16.63167; 99.34833Coordinates: 16°37′54″N 99°20′54″E / 16.63167°N 99.34833°E / 16.63167; 99.34833
CountryThailand
ProvinceKamphaeng Phet
SeatKosamphi
Area
 • Total476.167 km2 (183.849 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total28,347
 • Density59.5/km2 (154/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code62000
Geocode6211

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HistoryEdit

In Sukhothai Kingdom era, Mueang Kosamphi was a satellite city of the frontier city Mueang Chakangrao (Kamphaeng Phet), at same level as Mueang Nakhon Chum, Trai Trueng, Phan, and Phangkha. Archaeological evidence of the ancient city was found in Ban Khlong Mueang, Tambon Kosamphi.

The minor district was separated from Mueang Kamphaeng Phet District and created on 15 July 1996.[1]

On 15 May 2007, all 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[2] On 24 August the upgrade became official.[3]

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Phran Kratai, Mueang Kamphaeng Phet of Kamphaeng Phet Province and Wang Chao and Mueang Tak of Tak Province.

Important water resources are the Ping and Wang Chao River.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 43 villages (mubans). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas. There are three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kosamphi โกสัมพี 25 17,627
2. Phet Chomphu เพชรชมภู 9 5,437
3. Lan Dokmai Tok ลานดอกไม้ตก 9 5,283

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอกำแพงเพชร จังหวัดกำแพงเพชร ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอโกสัมพีนคร (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 113 (Special 18 ง): 20. June 26, 1996.
  2. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007.

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