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Vibhavadi District

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Country  Thailand
Time zone  ICT (UTC+7)
Area  543.5 km²
Province  Surat Thani Province
Amphoe established  1992
Postal code  84180
Population  15,125 (2013)
Geocode  8419
Vibhavadi District

Vibhavadi is a district (amphoe) in the west of Surat Thani Province, southern Thailand.

Contents

Map of Vibhavadi District, Surat Thani, Thailand

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise) Tha Chang, Phunphin, Khiri Rat Nikhom, and Ban Ta Khun.

The district is in the hills of the Phuket mountain range, with part of the district being protected in the Khlong Yan Wildlife Sanctuary and the Kaeng Krung National Park.

History

The minor district (king amphoe) was created on 22 April 1992 by splitting off two tambon from Khiri Rat Nikhom district. It is named after Princess Vibhavadi Rangsit, who was killed in 1977 when rebels shot down her helicopter in eastern Surat Thani Province.

Following a decision of the Thai government on 15 May 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts on 24 August.

Temples

There are three Buddhist temples in the district, all of the Mahayana branch.

  • Pho Noi (โพธิ์น้อย)
  • Aran Ya Ram (อรัญญาราม)
  • Vibhavadi Wana Ram (วิภาวดีวนาราม)
  • Central administration

    The district Vibhavadi is subdivided into 2 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 31 administrative villages (muban).

    Local administration

    There are 2 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Takuk Tai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลตะกุกใต้) consisting of the complete subdistrict Takuk Tai.
  • Takuk Nuea (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลตะกุกเหนือ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Takuk Nuea.
  • References

    Vibhavadi District Wikipedia


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