Tha Mai District

Amphoe Tha Mai ( Thai: อำเภอ ท่าใหม่ ) 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 ): the Amphoe Na Yai Am, Kaeng Hang Maeo, Khao Khitchakut, Mueang Chanthaburi and Laem Sing Chanthaburi province. To the southwest lies the Gulf of Thailand.


Amphoe Tha Mai was established in 1900 under the name Khamong ( โขมง ). Four years later, the administration moved to the vicinity of Wat Khao Phloi Waen and the circle corresponding to Phloi Waen ( พลอย แหวน ) renamed. When the administration was moved again in Tambon Tha Mai in 1917, and the district was renamed after the central tambon Tha Mai.


In Amphoe Tha Mai Chanthaburi is the off campus of Burapha University.


Ko Chan is divided into 14 subdistricts (tambon ), which are further subdivided into 124 villages ( Muban ).

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

  • Tha Mai ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ท่าใหม่ ) consists of the whole tambon Tha Mai Yai and Ra,
  • Noen Sung ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เนิน สูง ) consists of parts of the tambon Khao Wua and Khao Baisi,
  • Nong Khla ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล หนอง คล้า ) consists of parts of Tambon Thung Bencha,
  • Baisi Khao ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล เขา บายศรี ) also consists of parts of the tambon Khao Baisi.

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

Note: the missing geocodes are among the tambon which lie today in Kaeng Hang Maeo and Na Yai Am.