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Krong Pinang District

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Krong Pinang

กรงปินัง
District location in Yala Province
Coordinates: 6°24′40″N 101°16′24″E / 6.41111°N 101.27333°E / 6.41111; 101.27333Coordinates: 6°24′40″N 101°16′24″E / 6.41111°N 101.27333°E / 6.41111; 101.27333
CountryThailand
ProvinceYala
SeatSa-ae
Area
 • Total191.0 km2 (73.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total22,411
 • Density117.3/km2 (304/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code95000
Geocode9508

Krong Pinang (Thai: กรงปินัง, pronounced [krōŋ pī.nāŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Yala Province, southern Thailand, established by the Royal Decree Establishing Amphoe Krong Pinang, Changwat Yala, BE 2547 (2004), which came into force on 8 October 2004.

Etymology

The name Krong Pinang is a Thai corruption of Kampung Pinang (Jawi: كامڤوڠ ڤينڠ, pronounced [kām.pōŋ.pī.nɛː]), its original Malay name means 'village of Pinang'. The word pinang means 'betel palm' or 'betel nut tree' (Areca catechu) in Malay.

History

The minor district (king amphoe) Krong Pinang was established on 30 April 1994, when four tambons were split off from Mueang Yala District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 8 October 2004.[2]

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise): Raman, Bannang Sata, Yaha, and Mueang Yala of Yala Province.

Administration

The district is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 23 villages (mubans). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas. There are four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Krong Pinang กรงปินัง 9 9286
2. Sa-e สะเอะ 5 5757
3. Huai Krathing ห้วยกระทิง 4 3334
4. Purong ปุโรง 4 4034

References

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอเมืองยะลา จังหวัดยะลา ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอกรงปินัง (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 111 (42 ง): 20. May 26, 1994.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอกรงปินัง จังหวัดยะลา พ.ศ. ๒๕๔๗ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 121 (Special 60 ก): 1–2. October 7, 2004.
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