Amphoe Ko Yao

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Ko Yao
thai=เกาะยาว
province=Phang Nga
coordinates=coord|8|6|42|N|98|35|27|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
capital=Ko Yao Noi
area=141.06
area_rai=88,125
population=12,744
population_as_of=2005
density=90.3
postal_code=82160
geocode=8202

Ko Yao ( _th. เกาะยาว) is a district ("Amphoe") in the province Phang Nga in the south of Thailand.

History

The minor district ("King Amphoe") Ko Yao was established in 1903 as a subordinate of Mueang Phang Nga district. On January 1 1988 it was upgraded to a full district [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=104|issue=278 ก special |pages=33–37|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอนามน อำเภอพระยืน อำเภอหนองบัวระเหว อำเภอบ้านเหลื่อม อำเภอจะแนะ อำเภอหนองหงส์ อำเภอนาโพธิ์ อำเภอเกาะยาว อำเภอแกดำ อำเภอสระโบสถ์ อำเภอโนนคูณ อำเภอควนโดน อำเภอไชยวาน อำเภอหนองแสง และอำเภอตาลสุม พ.ศ. ๒๕๓๐|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2530/A/278/33.PDF|date=December 31 1987|language=Thai] .

Geography

The district covers several islands of the Ko Yao archipelago within the Phang Nga Bay, near the island of Phuket. The two main islands are named Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi (big long island and small long island).

The northern tips of the islands are part of the Ao Pang Nga National Park.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 18 villages ("muban"). Ko Yao itself has township ("thesaban tambon") status, which covers parts of "tambon" Ko Yao Noi. There are further 3 Tambon administrative organization (TAO).

References

*http://www.phangnga.go.th/district/kohyao.doc

External links

*wikitravel|Ko Yao
* [http://www.amphoe.com/menu.php?am=394&pv=33&mid=1 amphoe.com]


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