Amphoe Than To


Amphoe Than To

Infobox Amphoe
name=Than To
thai=ธารโต
province=Yala
coordinates=coord|6|10|2|N|101|10|48|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
capital=Than To
area=648.0
population=21,323
population_as_of=2005
density=32.9
postal_code=95150
geocode=9504

Than To ( _th. ธารโต) is a district ("Amphoe") in the southern part of Yala Province, southern Thailand.

History

The "tambon" Mae Wat was separated from Bannang Sata district on June 9 1975 and formed the new minor district ("King Amphoe") Than To. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=92|issue=109 ง|pages=1412|title=ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งท้องที่อำเภอบันนังสตา จังหวัดยะลา ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอธารโต|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2518/D/109/1412.PDF|date=June 10 1975|language=Thai] It was upgraded to a full district on July 13 1981. [cite journal|journal=Royal Gazette|volume=98|issue=115 ก Special |pages=7–10|title=พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอหนองใหญ่ อำเภอบ่อไร่ อำเภอพรหมคีรี อำเภอนาบอน อำเภอบางสะพานน้อย อำเภอนาดี อำเภอกงหรา อำเภอวังทรายพูน อำเภอธารโต อำเภอคำตากล้า อำเภอศรีนคร อำเภอด่านช้าง อำเภอพรเจริญ อำเภอวังสามหมอ และอำเภอลานสัก พ.ศ. ๒๕๒๔|url=http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2524/A/115/7.PDF|date=July 13 1981|language=Thai]

The area had been the location of the Than To prison of the Corrections department. The prison was established in 1935 for the political prisoners. It was closed in 1957. Later the government converted the area to Than To estate.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Bannang Sata of Yala province, Si Sakhon of Narathiwat Province, Betong of Yala province again and the state Kedah of Malaysia.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 33 villages ("muban"). The township ("thesaban tambon") of Khok Chang covers parts of the "tambon" Mae Wat.

References

External links

* [http://www.amphoe.com/menu.php?mid=1&am=490&pv=45 amphoe.com]


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