Makham District

Amphoe Makham ( Thai: อำเภอ มะขาม ) 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 southwest ): Amphoe Mueang Chanthaburi the Khao Khitchakut, Pong Nam Ron and Khlung. All Amphoe located in the province of Chanthaburi.

An important river of the district is Maenam Chanthaburi ( Chanthaburi River ').


Makham was originally a city of the Khmer empire of Angkor. Since the Ayutthaya period but it was ruled by Siam.

Amphoe Makham was first established in 1899 under the name Tha Luang.


Amphoe Makham is divided into six subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 56 villages ( Muban ).

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

  • Makham ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล มะขาม ) consists of parts of the tambon Makham
  • Ang Khiri ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล อ่าง คีรี ) consists of the whole Tambon Ang Khiri,
  • Makham Mueang Soon ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล มะขาม เมือง ใหม่ ) also consists of parts of the tambon Makham.

Furthermore, there are four Tambon Administration Organizations ( " Tambon Administrative Organizations" - TAO, Thai: องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล ).

Note: the missing geocodes refer to the tambon which now belong to Khao Khitchakut.