Chiang Khong District

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Chiang Khong
เชียงของ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 20°15′36″N 100°24′24″E / 20.26000°N 100.40667°E / 20.26000; 100.40667Coordinates: 20°15′36″N 100°24′24″E / 20.26000°N 100.40667°E / 20.26000; 100.40667
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Wiang
Tambon 7
Muban 101
Area
 • Total 836.9 km2 (323.1 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 62,410
 • Density 76.1/km2 (197/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 57140
Geocode 5703

Chiang Khong (Thai: เชียงของ; IPA: [tɕʰīaŋ kʰɔ̌ːŋ]) is a district (Amphoe) in the northeastern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

The Phi Pan Nam mountains and their wide intermontane basins dominate the landscape of the district. The 1,328 m high Doi Luang Pae Mueang massif (ดอยหลวงแปเมือง) rises west of Chiang Khong town. The Mekong river flows at the northern end of the district, partially forming the boundary with Laos. Another important river is the Ing, a tributary of the Mekong.

Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Wiang Kaen, Khun Tan, Phaya Meng Rai, Wiang Chiang Rung, Doi Luang, Chiang Saen of Chiang Rai Province. To the east is Bokeo province of Laos.

Due to its location, the district forms a gateway to the neighboring country. Communication is mostly by boat, including the popular slow boat traveling to Luang Prabang. Also bus travel on Asian Highway 3 from Ban Houayxay across the river to Boten at the Chinese-Laotian boundary is available. Fourth Thai–Lao Friendship Bridge crossing the river has been opened mid December 2013.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Chiang Khong is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 101 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Wiang เวียง 14 12,786
02. Sathan สถาน 16 09,389
03. Khrueng ครึ่ง 11 06,564
04. Bun Rueang บุญเรือง 10 06,339
05. Huai So ห้วยซ้อ 23 12,334
08. Si Don Chai ศรีดอนชัย 18 08,813
10. Rim Khong ริมโขง 09 06,380

Missing numbers belonged to the tambon which now form Wiang Kaen district.

Local administration[edit]

There are 7 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Sathan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสถาน) consisting of the complete subdistrict Sathan.
  • Si Don Chai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลศรีดอนชัย) consisting of the complete subdistrict Si Don Chai.
  • Bun Rueang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบุญเรือง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Bun Rueang.
  • Wiang Chiang Khong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเวียงเชียงของ) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Wiang.
  • Wiang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลเวียง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Wiang.
  • Khrueng (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลครึ่ง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khrueng.
  • Huai So (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลห้วยซ้อ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Huai So.

There is one subdistrict administrative organization (SAO) in the district:

  • Rim Khong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลริมโขง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Rim Khong.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2013" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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