Lan Saka District

Amphoe Lan Saka ( Thai: อำเภอ ลาน สกา ) is a district ( Amphoe - administrative district ) in the center 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.


Neighbouring districts (from north clockwise): Amphoe Phrom Khiri which, Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phra Phrom, Ron Phibun, Thung Song, Chang Klang, Chawang and Phipun. All Amphoe located in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat.


Lan Saka was initially a sub-district ( King Amphoe ) called Khao Kaeo ( เขา แก้ว ), Mueang Nakhon Si Thammarat was the subordinate. When the administration was moved to Tambon Lan Saka, the district was renamed accordingly. In 1958, Lan Saka has been promoted to Amphoe.


Amphoe Lan Saka is divided into five communities ( tambon), which in turn in 42 villages ( Muban ) are divided.

There are also five " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations) in the district.