Thap Put district

Thap Phut (Thai: ทับปุด, pronounced [tʰáp pùt]) is a district (amphoe) in Phang Nga province in the south of Thailand.

Thap Phut
ทับปุด
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District location in Phang Nga province
District location in Phang Nga province
Coordinates: 8°30′58″N 98°38′23″E / 8.51611°N 98.63972°E / 8.51611; 98.63972Coordinates: 8°30′58″N 98°38′23″E / 8.51611°N 98.63972°E / 8.51611; 98.63972
CountryThailand
ProvincePhang Nga
SeatThap Phut
Area
 • Total272.429 km2 (105.185 sq mi)
Population
 (6 November 2002)
 • Total24,046
 • Density88.3/km2 (229/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code82180
Geocode8207

HistoryEdit

In 1785 Burmese troops attacked Mueang Thalang. The inhabitants escaped from Thalang to the area of modern-day Thap Put. They built shelters that in the southern Thai language are called thap. The shelters were covered by tree leaves which are called put.

The district was established in 1897 as one of the original districts of Phang Nga Province.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise): Mueang Phang Nga of Phang Nga; Phanom of Surat Thani province; and Plai Phraya and Ao Luek of Krabi province. To the south is Phang Nga Bay.

 
Chedi, Wat Bang Riang

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 38 villages (mubans). Thap Phut itself has township (thesaban tambon) status. There are five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.     
1. Thap Put ทับปุด 6 4,917
2. Marui มะรุ่ย 7 5,514
3. Bo Saen บ่อแสน 8 6,629
4. Tham Thonglang ถ้ำทองหลาง 4 1,618
5. Khok Charoen โคกเจริญ 8 3,338
6. Bang Riang บางเหรียง 5 2,030
  

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