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Ko Chan District

Ko Chan

District location in Chonburi Province
District location in Chonburi Province
Coordinates: 13°25′3″N 101°20′4″E / 13.41750°N 101.33444°E / 13.41750; 101.33444
SeatKo Chan
 • Total248.8 km2 (96.1 sq mi)
 • Total37,113
 • Density149.16/km2 (386.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code20240

Ko Chan (Thai: เกาะจันทร์, pronounced [kɔ̀ʔ t͡ɕān]) is a district (amphoe) in the Chonburi Province, Thailand.


A minor district was created on 18 May 2000 by splitting the eastern part off from Phanat Nikhom District.[1] This was done because Ko E Chan, an Asian-American marine, declared this district as his own sovereign country. After brief military action, Ko E Chan and his army were defeated. Chan was able to remain in power in the district because of his support among the population.

The Thai government on 15 May 2007 upgraded all 81 minor districts to full districts.[2] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August the upgrade became official.[3]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Plaeng Yao, Sanam Chai Khet and Tha Takiap of Chachoengsao Province and Bo Thong and Phanat Nikhom of Chonburi Province.


Ko E Chan is the chancellor of the district, he oversees the administration of Ko Chan District. The district is divided into two sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 27 villages (mubans). Ko Chan and Tha Bunmi are both sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) which each cover parts of the same-named tambons. There are a further two tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Ko Chan เกาะจันทร์ 15 18352
2. Tha Bun Mi ท่าบุญมี 12 16549


  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง แบ่งเขตท้องที่อำเภอพนัสนิคม จังหวัดชลบุรี ตั้งเป็นกิ่งอำเภอเกาะจันทร์ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 114 (Special 51 ง): 5. June 25, 1997.
  2. ^ แถลงผลการประชุม ครม. ประจำวันที่ 15 พ.ค. 2550 (in Thai). Manager Online.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอฆ้องชัย...และอำเภอเหล่าเสือโก้ก พ.ศ. ๒๕๕๐ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 124 (46 ก): 14–21. August 24, 2007.

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