Sam Ngam District

Sam Ngam (Thai: สามง่าม, pronounced [sǎːm ŋâːm]) is a district (amphoe) in the northwestern part of Phichit Province, central Thailand.

Sam Ngam
สามง่าม
District location in Phichit Province
District location in Phichit Province
Coordinates: 16°30′32″N 100°12′17″E / 16.50889°N 100.20472°E / 16.50889; 100.20472Coordinates: 16°30′32″N 100°12′17″E / 16.50889°N 100.20472°E / 16.50889; 100.20472
CountryThailand
ProvincePhichit
SeatSam Ngam
Tambon5
Muban80
Area
 • Total338.08 km2 (130.53 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total42,775
 • Density130.4/km2 (338/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code66140
Geocode6607

HistoryEdit

Originally Sam Ngam was a tambon of Tha Luang District. On 1 March 1939 the government separated Tambons Sam Ngam, Rang Nok, Wang Chik, Phai Rop, Ban Na, and Noen Po from Mueang Phichit District, Kamphaeng Din and Hat Kruat from Bang Krathum District, Phitsanulok Province to establish the new district, Sam Ngam.[1] Later in 1943 Tambon Wang Chik and Phai Rop were assigned to Pho Prathap Chang District.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Mueang Phichit, Pho Prathap Chang of Phichit Province, Bueng Samakkhi, Sai Thong Watthana, Sai Ngam of Kamphaeng Phet Province, Wachirabarami of Phichit Province, Bang Rakam and Bang Krathum of Phitsanulok Province.

AdministrationEdit

Central administrationEdit

Sam Ngam is divided into five sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 80 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Sam Ngam สามง่าม 16 09,334
02. Kamphaeng Din กำแพงดิน 12 05,826
03. Rang Nok รังนก 12 06,113
06. Noen Po เนินปอ 20 09,078
07. Nong Sano หนองโสน 20 12,424

Missing numbers are districts which now form Wachirabarami District.

Local administrationEdit

There are three sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Kamphaeng Din (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลกำแพงดิน) consisting of parts of sub-district Kamphaeng Din.
  • Sam Ngam (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสามง่าม) consisting of parts of sub-district Sam Ngam.
  • Noen Po (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเนินปอ) consisting of sub-district Noen Po.

There are four sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Sam Ngam (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสามง่าม) consisting of parts of sub-district Sam Ngam.
  • Kamphaeng Din (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลกำแพงดิน) consisting of parts of sub-district Kamphaeng Din.
  • Rang Nok (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลรังนก) consisting of sub-district Rang Nok.
  • Nong Sano (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองโสน) consisting of sub-district Nong Sano.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ประกาศสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี เรื่อง ตั้งอำเภอสามง่าม จังหวัดพิจิตร (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (ง): 4073. February 27, 1939.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2015" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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