Amphoe Khok Pho

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Khok Pho
thai=โคกโพธิ์
province=Pattani
coordinates=coord|6|43|46|N|101|5|46|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
capital=Khok Pho
area=339.414
population=64,329
population_as_of=2005
density=189.5
postal_code=94120
geocode=9402

Khok Pho ( _th. โคกโพธิ์) is a district ("Amphoe") of Pattani Province, southern Thailand.

History

The area of the district originally belonged to "Mueang" Nong Chik, one of the seven provinces of Pattani kingdom. The district was established by splitting it from Nong Chik district, at first named Mueang Kao (เมืองเก่า). As the district office was located in "tambon" Makrut it was later renamed to Makrut district.

1929 King Rama VII visited the district to see the solar eclipse on May 9. During this visit he saw a building in Khok Pho which he thought to be more fitting as the district office, thus the office was moved there later. In 1939 the district received its current name Khok Pho. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=56|issue=0 ก|pages=354–364|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2482/A/354.PDF|date=April 17 1939|language=Thai]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nong Chik and Mae Lan of Pattani Province, Mueang Yala of Yala Province, and Saba Yoi and Thepha of Songkhla Province.

Namtok Sai Khao National Park covers an area of 110 km² of forested hills of the Sankalakhiri mountain range at the corner between Pattani, Yala and Songkhla provinces.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 81 villages ("muban"). There are two townships ("thesaban tambon") - Khok Pho and Na Pradu, each covering parts of the same-named "tambon" - and further 12 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).Missing numbers are "tambon" which now form Mae Lan district.

References

External links

* [http://www.amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=353&pv=30 amphoe.com]


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