Makham District

Makham (Thai: มะขาม, pronounced [mā.kʰǎːm]) is a district (amphoe) in the centre of Chanthaburi Province, eastern Thailand.


Waterfall, Namtok Phlio National Park
District location in Chanthaburi Province
District location in Chanthaburi Province
Coordinates: 12°40′25″N 102°11′48″E / 12.67361°N 102.19667°E / 12.67361; 102.19667Coordinates: 12°40′25″N 102°11′48″E / 12.67361°N 102.19667°E / 12.67361; 102.19667
 • Total480.1 km2 (185.4 sq mi)
 • Total29,479
 • Density61.4/km2 (159/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code22150


The district was established in 1899, then named Tha Luang District. It dates back to an ancient Khmer city, which was under Thai rule since the Ayutthaya era. In 1917, it was renamed Makham.[1]


Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Mueang Chanthaburi, Khao Khitchakut, Pong Nam Ron, and Khlung of Chanthaburi Province.

The important water resource is the Chanthaburi River.


The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 59 villages (mubans). Makham is a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Makham. There are a further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
1. Makham มะขาม 10 7,879
2. Tha Luang ท่าหลวง 08 2,328
3. Patthawi ปัถวี 12 6,884
4. Wang Saem วังแซ้ม 12 4,018
6. Chaman ฉมัน 09 4,021
8. Ang Khiri อ่างคีรี 08 4,916

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Khao Khitchakut District.


  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (0 ก): 40–68. 1917-04-29.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19.

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