Lan Krabue District

Lan Krabue (Thai: ลานกระบือ, pronounced [lāːn krā.bɯ̄ː]) is the northeasternmost district (amphoe) of Kamphaeng Phet Province, central Thailand.

Lan Krabue
ลานกระบือ
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
District location in Kamphaeng Phet Province
Coordinates: 16°36′2″N 99°50′57″E / 16.60056°N 99.84917°E / 16.60056; 99.84917Coordinates: 16°36′2″N 99°50′57″E / 16.60056°N 99.84917°E / 16.60056; 99.84917
CountryThailand
ProvinceKamphaeng Phet
SeatLan Krabue
Area
 • Total359.1 km2 (138.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total41,297
 • Density115.0/km2 (298/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code62170
Geocode6207

HistoryEdit

In the past the district area was covered by dense forests. Many wild animals visited salt lick areas inside, especially water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). Thus the people called their village Ban Lan Khwai (Kwai 'buffalo'). Later more people moved to establish their new estate in the area, then the government upgraded the village to be Tambon Lan Krabue of Phran Kratai District. It was made a minor district (king amphoe) on 16 June 1977, when the two tambons Lan Krabue and Chong Lom were split off from Phran Kratai.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 16 July 1984.[2]

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Sai Ngam, Phran Kratai of Kamphaeng Phet Province, Khiri Mat of Sukhothai Province, Bang Rakam of Phitsanulok Province and Wachirabarami of Phichit Province.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into seven subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 67 villages (mubans). There are two townships (thesaban tambons): Lan Krabue covers parts of tambons Lan Krabue and Non Phluang, and Cong Lom the whole same-named tambon. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Lan Krabue ลานกระบือ 11 7,633
2. Chong Lom ช่องลม 8 5,536
3. Nong Luang หนองหลวง 14 8,994
4. Non Phluang โนนพลวง 8 4,414
5. Pracha Suk San ประชาสุขสันต์ 10 7,666
6. Bueng Thap Raet บึงทับแรต 8 3,123
7. Chanthima จันทิมา 8 3,931

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอพรานกระต่าย จังหวัดกำแพงเพชร ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอลานกระบือ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 94 (54 ง): 2549. June 21, 1977.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอลานกระบือ อำเภอดงหลวง อำเภอทรายมูล อำเภอแม่เมาะ และอำเภอบัวเชด พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 101 (96 ก special): 10–12. July 16, 1984.

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