Amphoe Krong Pinang

Infobox Amphoe
name=Krong Pinang
thai=กรงปินัง
province=Yala
coordinates=coord|6|24|40|N|101|16|24|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
capital=Sa-ae
area=191.0
population=22,411
population_as_of=2005
density=117.3
postal_code=95000
geocode=9508

Krong Pinang ( _th. กรงปินัง) is a district ("Amphoe") of Yala Province, southern Thailand.

Etymology

The name Krong Pinang is actually the Thai corruption of Kampung Pinang (Jawi: كامڤوڠ ڤينڠ), its original Malay name means 'The Village of Pinang'. The word "Pinang" means Betel palm or Betel nut tree (Areca catechu) in Malay.

History

The minor district ("King Amphoe") Krong Pinang was established on April 30 1994, when four "tambon" were split off from Mueang Yala district. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=111|issue=42 ง|pages=20|title=ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอเมืองยะลา จังหวัดยะลา ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอกรงปินัง|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2537/D/042/20.PDF|date=May 26 1994|language=Thai] It was upgraded to a full district on October 7 2004. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=121|issue=Special 60 ก|pages=1–2|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอกรงปินัง จังหวัดยะลา พ.ศ. ๒๕๔๗|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/0AA/00147575.PDF
date=October 7 2004|language=Thai
]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Raman, Bannang Sata, Yaha and Mueang Yala of Yala province.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 23 villages ("muban"). There are no municipal ("thesaban") areas, and 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

References

External links

* [http://www.amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=493&pv=45 amphoe.com]


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