Khian Sa District

Khian Sa (Thai: เคียนซา, pronounced [kʰīa̯n sāː]) is a district (amphoe) in Surat Thani Province, Thailand.

Khian Sa
เคียนซา
District location in Surat Thani Province
District location in Surat Thani Province
Coordinates: 8°50′27″N 99°11′39″E / 8.84083°N 99.19417°E / 8.84083; 99.19417Coordinates: 8°50′27″N 99°11′39″E / 8.84083°N 99.19417°E / 8.84083; 99.19417
CountryThailand
ProvinceSurat Thani
SeatKhian Sa
Area
 • Total583.6 km2 (225.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total42,619
 • Density73.03/km2 (189.1/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code84260
Geocode8414

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khiri Rat Nikhom, Phunphin, Ban Na Doem, Ban Na San, Wiang Sa, Phrasaeng and Phanom. Khian Sa is about 60 kilometres from Surat Thani.

GeographyEdit

The district is in the Khian Sa basin, which is crossed by the Tapi River, which also forms part of the eastern boundary of the district. The area of the district is mostly used for palm farming or rubber plantations, while along the river are swamps like the Nong Thung Thong swamp.

The main road through the district is Thailand Route 44, which connects Krabi with Khanom.

HistoryEdit

The district was formed as a minor district (king amphoe) on 15 December 1970, splitting the two tambons Khian Sa and Phuang Phromkhon from Ban Na San District.[1] On 1 April 1974 it was elevated to full district status.[2]

AdministrationEdit

 
District office

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambons), which in turn are further subdivided into 52 villages (mubans). Khian Sa has township status (thesaban tambon), covering parts of tambon Khian Sa. Each of the tambons is administered by a tambon administrative office (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Khian Sa เคียนซา 7 7,214
2. Phuang Phromkhon  พ่วงพรมคร 13 10,496
3. Khao Tok เขาตอก 6 3,635
4. Aranyakham Wari อรัญคามวารี  6 4,392
5. Ban Sadet บ้านเสด็จ 20 16,882
  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอเคียนซา (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 87 (116 ง): 3512. 15 December 1970.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเขาวง อำเภอเชียงม่วน อำเภอดอนตาล อำเภอชาติตระการ อำเภอภูเรือ อำเภอเคียนซา อำเภอน้ำโสม อำเภอหนองวัวซอ และอำเภอน้ำยืน พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 91 (54 ก special issue): 30–33. 28 Mar 1974.

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