Amphoe Ko Yao

name=Ko Yao
province=Phang Nga
capital=Ko Yao Noi

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


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=|date=December 31 1987|language=Thai] .


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.


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).



External links

*wikitravel|Ko Yao
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