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Ban Sang District ( th, บ้านสร้าง, ) is the westernmost district ('' amphoe'') of Prachinburi Province, central
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History

In the past, the area of the district was dense forest with many wild elephants. Laotians from
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moved to settle their village in the area, which they named ''Ban Chang'' (lit., 'elephant village'). Later the name changed to ''Ban Sang''. Ban Sang District was established in 1905.


Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise): Ongkharak, Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Mueang Nakhon Nayok, and Pak Phli District, Pak Phli of Nakhon Nayok Province; Mueang Prachinburi District, Mueang Prachinburi and Si Mahosot District, Si Mahosot of Prachinburi Province; Ratchasan District, Ratchasan, Bang Khla District, Bang Khla, Khlong Khuean District, Khlong Khuean and Bang Nam Priao District, Bang Nam Priao of Chachoengsao Province. The important water resource is the Prachinburi River.


Administration

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (''tambons''), which are further subdivided into 93 villages (''mubans''). Ban Sang itself is a township (''thesaban tambon'') which covers parts of ''tambons'' Ban Sang and Bang Krabao. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).


References

Amphoe of Prachinburi Province, Ban Sang {{Prachinburi-geo-stub