Khao Khitchakut District

Amphoe Khao Khitchakut ( Thai: อำเภอ เขา คิ ช ฌ กูฏ ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the province of Chanthaburi. The Chanthaburi province is located in the eastern region of central Thailand.


Adjacent Amphoe (clockwise from the west ): Amphoe Kaeng Hang the Maeo, Soi Dao, Pong Nam Ron, Makham, Mueang Chanthaburi, Tha May All Amphoe located in the province of Chanthaburi.

An important river in the district is Maenam Chanthaburi ( Chanthaburi River ), which originates in the National Park Khao Khitchakut.


Amphoe Khao Khitchakut was on 1 July 1993 initially as a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) was established by being separated from Amphoe Makham.

On 15 May 2007, the Thai government had decided that all 81 King Amphoe to rise in the simple Amphoe status to unify the administration. With the publication in the Royal Gazette " Issue 124 chapter 46" of 24 August 2007, this decision officially entered into force.


In Amphoe Khao Khitchakut is the addition Chanthaburi Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan -ok.


Amphoe Khao Khitchakut is divided into five subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 46 villages ( Muban ).

There are three small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Phluang ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล พลวง ) consists of the whole tambon Phluang,
  • Chak Thai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ชา ก ไทย ) consists of the whole tambon Thai Chak,
  • Takhian Thong ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ตะเคียนทอง ) consists of the whole tambon Takhian Thong.

There are also two Tambon Administration Organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).