Mueang Krabi District
Amphoe location in Krabi Province
|• Total||595.7 km2 (230.0 sq mi)|
|• Density||133.7/km2 (346/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Also belonging to the district is the Phi phi archipelago and several smaller islands. The karst landscape at the coast created several popular touristical places, like the beaches of Ao Nang or Railay, famous for rock climbers.
Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in the north of the district protects the forests around Phanom Bencha, the highest elevation of Krabi Province. That hills are also the source of the Krabi River, which empties into the Phang Nga bay at the town Krabi. Its estuary with mangrove forests and mudflats is a Ramsar protected wetland.
The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 66 villages (muban). Krabi itself is the only town (thesaban mueang) of the district, covering the tambon Pak Nam and Krabi Yai. The remaining tambon each have a Tambon administrative organization (TAO).
The missing numbers 4, 7-10 and 12-14 were split off as Nuea Khlong district
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