🇹🇭 Ko Chang is an amphoe in Trat Province, Thailand. It is on the Gulf of Thailand's eastern seaboard, 300 km from Bangkok, near the border with Cambodia. The island Ko Chang occupies most of the district's land area, along with several smaller islands. With an area of 210 km2 (81 sq mi), Ko Chang is the third-largest island in Thailand by area, after Phuket and Ko Samui. The name Ko Chang means 'Elephant Island' and derives from its elephant-shaped headland. Despite the presence of elephants on the island, they are not indigenous. At present, there are eight villages on the island. Ko Chang is part of an archipelago of 52 islands. The main settlements on the west coast are around Sai Khao, Hat Kai Mook, Hat Kai Bae, Ban Klong Prao and the fishing village of Bang Bao on the south coast. The island's administrative centre is Ban Dan Mai on the east coast.
Ko Chang was ranked #531 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Ko Chang has a population of over 8,538 people. Ko Chang also forms part of the wider Trat Province which has a population of over 229,958 people. Ko Chang is situated 159 km south-west of Trat.