Amphoe Khanom ( Thai: อำเภอ ขนอม ) is the northernmost district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) of Nakhon Si Thammarat. The Nakhon Si Thammarat province is located in the southern region of Thailand, about 780 km south of Bangkok on the east coast of the Malay Peninsula to the Gulf of Thailand.
The district is located in the north of the province. To the west lies the province of Surat Thani, north and east is the Gulf of Thailand. Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): the Amphoe Nakhon Si Thammarat Sihon and Amphoe Don Sak, Surat Thani.
The largest part of the coast is in the National Park Has Khanom - Mu Ko Thale Tai. The 316 km ² park consists of a number of beaches that are sandwiched between the limestone and shale mountains of the Nakhon Si Thammarat - mountain range. From the beaches of Nai Had Plao is the most popular in the hills there are some caves, such as Tham Khao Wang Thong ( ถ้ำ เขา วังทอง ). The highest hill in the district are the Khao Luang ( เขา หลวง, also known as Khao Phra เขา พระ ) with 814 meters, Khao Phlao ( เขา เพลา ) with about 500 meters and Khao Dat Fa ( เขา ดาดฟ้า ) with 732 meters to the southeast border to Sihon, and the Khao Chai Son ( เขา ไชย สน ) with 535 meters near the town of Khanom.
Already in 1365 a city ( Mueang ) called Tranom ( ตระ น อม ) was founded here, which was part of the Kingdom of Nakhon Si Thammarat. In the Thesaphiban management reform at the beginning of the 20th century it was a tambon of the district Sihon. On 1 March 1939 she was promoted to a sub-district ( King Amphoe ), which consisted of the two tambon Khanom Thong Nian. The Unterzirk was raised on December 11, 1959 Amphoe.
On 25 December 1963, a third Tambon, Khuan Thong, set up, which consisted of three Muban Thong Nian and two Muban of Khanom.
On 28 December 1945, the Sanitary District ( Sukhaphiban ) Khanom was established, which was officially announced only on 28 January 1957. This was on 25 May 1999 to a small town ( thesaban tambon) explains, as all sanitary districts of the circle were promoted to cities.
Wat Kradang - Nga ( วัด กระดังงา ) is the oldest Buddhist temple ( Wat ) of the circle, he was already founded during the Ayutthaya period.
Wat Kradang - Nga
Amphoe Khanom is divided into three communes ( tambon), which in turn in 34 villages ( Muban ) are divided.
There are two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:
- Khanom ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ขนอม ) is 1.76 km ² of Tambon Khanom,
- Thong Nian ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ท้อง เนียน ) consists of the whole Tambon Thong Nian.
There are also two " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.