Friday, January 25, 2008

Amphoe Kantharalak
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Kantharalak (Thai: กันทรลักษ์) is a district (Amphoe) in the southeastern part of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.
History
The old name of Kantharalak was Mueang Uthumphon Phisai, controlled by Mueang Khukhan. The central office was located Ban Kan Tuat, Tambon Uthumphon Phisai. The present office district is located at Tambon Nam Om.
In 1939 the district was renamed from Nam Om to Kantharalak.[1]
Etymology.
Kanthon (กันทร) means cave, Lak (ลักษ์/ลักขะ) means sign
Geography
Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Khun Han, Si Rattana, Benchalak of Sisaket Province, Thung Si Udom, Nam Khun of Ubon Ratchathani Province, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meancheay of Cambodia.
The Khao Phra Wihan National Park office is located in the district, while the main attraction of the park - the Khmer ruins of Prasat Preah Vihear - is located across the boundary in Cambodia

Administration
The district is subdivided into 20 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 273 villages (muban). Kantharalak itself is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers parts of the tambon Nam Om and Nong Ya Lat. There are further 20 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amphoe_Kantharalak

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