Waritchaphum District

Waritchaphum (Thai: วาริชภูมิ, pronounced [wāː.rít.t͡ɕʰā.pʰūːm]) is a district (amphoe) in the province of Sakon Nakhon, Thailand.

Waritchaphum

วาริชภูมิ
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Wat Phra That Si Mongkhon
District location in Sakon Nakhon Province
District location in Sakon Nakhon Province
Coordinates: 17°17′36″N 103°38′12″E / 17.29333°N 103.63667°E / 17.29333; 103.63667Coordinates: 17°17′36″N 103°38′12″E / 17.29333°N 103.63667°E / 17.29333; 103.63667
CountryThailand
ProvinceSakon Nakhon
SeatWaritchaphum
Area
 • Total476.125 km2 (183.833 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total51,067
 • Density107.3/km2 (278/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code47150
Geocode4706

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Sawang Daen Din, Phang Khon, Nikhom Nam Un, Wang Sam Mo of Udon Thani Province, and Song Dao.

HistoryEdit

The minor district (king amphoe) was established on 1 April 1926 as a subordinate of Phanna Nikhom District, consisting of the tambons Waritchaphum and Pla Lo split off from Phanna Nikhom District and Kham Bo and Nong Lat from Ban Han (now Sawang Daen Din) District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 10 March 1953.[2]

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 71 villages (mubans). Waritchaphum is the only township (thesaban tambon) of the district, covering parts of tambon Waritchaphum. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Waritchaphum วาริชภูมิ 20 13,870
2. Pla Lo ปลาโหล 16 11,910
3. Nong Lat หนองลาด 11 7,505
4. Kham Bo คำบ่อ 18 13,378
5. Kho Khiao ค้อเขียว 6 4,404

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ประกาศ เรื่อง ตั้งกิ่งอำเภอในมณฑลอุดร (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 41 (0 ก): 268. January 24, 1926.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอจักราช อำเภอสัตตหีบ อำเภอศรีสงคราม อำเภอชะอวด อำเภอหนองแซง อำเภอภาชี อำเภอเขาไชยสน อำเภอชุมพลบุรี อำเภอวาริชภูมิ อำเภอสบปราบ และอำเภอสุไหงโกลก พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 70 (17 ก): 368–371. March 10, 1953.

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