Amphoe Khuan Kalong

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Khuan Kalong
thai=ควนกาหลง
province=Satun
coordinates=coord|6|50|48|N|100|4|18|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
capital=Khuan Kalong
area=412.9
population=29,538
population_as_of=2005
density=71.5
postal_code=91130
geocode=9103

Khuan Kalong ( _th. ควนกาหลง) is a district ("Amphoe") of Satun Province, southern Thailand.

History

The minor district ("King Amphoe") Khuan Kalong was established on June 1 1969 by splitting the three "tambon" Thung Nui, Pae-ra and Tha Phae from Mueang Satun district. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=86|issue=49 ง|pages=1864|title=ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอ|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2512/D/049/1863.PDF|date=June 3 1969|language=Thai] It was upgraded to a full district on September 8 1976. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=93|issue=109 ก special |pages=31–34|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเลาขวัญ อำเภอคำม่วง อำเภอพิปูน อำเภอศรีเทพ อำเภอนาแห้ว อำเภอส่องดาว อำเภอควนกาหลง อำเภอค่ายบางระจัน อำเภอบ้านตาขุน และอำเภอกุดจับ พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๙|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2519/A/109/31.PDF|date=September 8 1976|language=Thai] June 1 1976 the two southwestern "tambon" of the district were split off to from Tha Phae minor district. In 1996 the northwestern part was split off to form Manang district.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Palian of Trang Province, Pa Bon of Phatthalung Province, Rattaphum, Hat Yai, Khlong Hoi Khong and Sadao of Songkhla Province, Khuan Don, Tha Phae, La-ngu and Manang.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 3 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 31 villages ("muban"). There are no municipal ("thesaban") areas, and 3 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Resources

* [http://st.satunweb.net/~admin54/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=17&Itemid=34 satunweb.net]

External links

* [http://www.amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=634&pv=57 amphoe.com]


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