Amphoe Kantang

Infobox_Amphoe
name=Kantang
thai=กันตัง
province=Trang
coordinates=coord|7|24|20|N|99|30|55|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=612.7
population=83,013
population_as_of=2005
density=135.5
postal_code=92110
geocode=9202

Kantang ( _th. กันตัง) is a district ("Amphoe") in the western part of Trang Province, Thailand.

History

Kantang was the original capital of Trang Province, at first in Khuan Thani, and then from 1893-1916 to the coastal Kantang itself. As the area was prone to floodings the capital was finally moved further inland to its present location. The city pillar shrine ("Lak Mueang") of Trang is still located at its original location at Khuan Thani.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Sikao, Mueang Trang and Yan Ta Khao of Trang Province. To the southwest is the Andaman Sea.

The district is located at the mouth of the Trang River.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 83 villages ("muban"). The town ("thesaban mueang") Kantang covers the whole "tambon" Kantang. There are further further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).


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