Thong Pha Phum
is a district (Amphoe
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) in the northern part of Kanchanaburi Province
- History :Archaeology found in Kanchanaburi dates back to the 4th century which proves of trade with surrounding countries even in that time. Very little is also historically known about the actual Khmer influence in Kanchanaburi but there is evidence of their occupation with Prasat Muang Singh –...
, central Thailand
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At first Thong Pha Phum was the minor district (King Amphoe
) Sangkhla Buri, a subordinate of Wang Ka district. In 1939 the name Sangkhla Buri was assigned to Wang Ka, while the minor district was renamed to Thong Pha Phum. On May 20 1941 it was upgraded to a full district, while at the same time Sangkhlaburi was reduced to a minor district. It then consisted of the six tambon
Tha Khanun, Hin Dat, Dika, Chalae, Pilok and Linthin.
Neighboring are (from west clockwise) Tanintharyi Division
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, Sangkhla Buri
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Umphang is the southernmost district of Tak Province, Thailand at the Thai-Myanmar border. It is also the name of the town center of the district....
of Tak province
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, Ban Rai
Ban Rai is a district in the Uthai Thani Province in western Thailand.-Geography:The district covers more than half of the whole province Uthai Thani, and is also the third-largest district of Thailand areawise...
of Uthai Thani province
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, Si Sawat
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and Sai Yok
Sai Yok ) is a district in the Kanchanaburi province in western Thailand.- Geography :The district is located in the valley of the Khwae Noi river. It borders to Myanmar to the south. Along the river the Death Railway runs till Nam Tok. The Sai Yok National Park was created on October 27, 1980...
of Kanchanaburi province again.
The important water resource is the Khwae Noi River.
Thong Pha Phum, Lam Khlong Ngu and Khao Laem National Park
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s are located in the district.
The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon
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), which are further subdivided into 44 villages (muban
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). Thong Pha Phum itself is a township (thesaban tambon
) and covers parts of the tambon
Tha Khanun. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|| Thai name
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