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Sangkhlaburi

Sangkhla Buri
สังขละบุรี
Amphoe
Kanchanaburi Province

Coordinates: 15°9′20″N 98°27′12″E / 15.15556°N 98.45333°E / 15.15556; 98.45333Coordinates: 15°9′20″N 98°27′12″E / 15.15556°N 98.45333°E / 15.15556; 98.45333

Country  Thailand
Province Kanchanaburi
Seat Nong Lu
Area
 • Total 3,349.4 km2 (1,293.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 40,162
 • Density 12.0/km2 (31/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 71240
Geocode 7108

Sangkhla Buri is a district (Amphoe) in the Kanchanaburi Province in western Thailand.

Geography

Sangkhla Buri is located in the far west of the province, at the boundary to Myanmar. The Three Pagodas Pass is the border crossing station to Myanmar. A big part of the district is covered by the Khao Laem Reservoir, an artificial lake formed by the Vajiralongkorn Dam in the Khwae Noi River.

Neighboring are (from west clockwise) Tanintharyi Division, Mon State and Kayin State of Myanmar, the district Umphang of Tak Province, and Thong Pha Phum of Kanchanaburi.

History

In 1939 the district Wang Ka (วังกะ) was renamed to Sangkhla Buri, which was previously the name of the minor district Thong Pha Phum.[1] On May 20 1941 the district was downgraded to a minor district (King Amphoe) and made a subordinate of Thong Pha Phum district. It then consisted of the four tambon Nong Lu, Prangphle, Laiwo and Lang Phu Sa.[2] It was again upgraded to full district status on July 27 1965.[3]

Administration

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 20 villages (muban). Wang Ka is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of the tambon Nong Lu. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Nong Lu หนองลู 10 30,534
2. Prangphle ปรังเผล 4 5,191
3. Laiwo ไล่โว่ 6 4,437

References

External links

  • amphoe.com
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