Mueang Lampang District

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Mueang Lampang
เมืองลำปาง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Coordinates: 18°17′31″N 99°30′16″E / 18.29194°N 99.50444°E / 18.29194; 99.50444Coordinates: 18°17′31″N 99°30′16″E / 18.29194°N 99.50444°E / 18.29194; 99.50444
Country  Thailand
Province Lampang
Area
 • Total 1,156.6 km2 (446.6 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 235,092
 • Density 205.2/km2 (531/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 52000
Geocode 5201

Mueang Lampang (Thai: เมืองลำปาง; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ lām.pāːŋ]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Mueang Pan, Chae Hom, Mae Mo, Mae Tha, Ko Kha and Hang Chat of Lampang Province, Mae Tha of Lamphun Province, and Mae On of Chiang Mai Province.

The Khun Tan Range rises in the west and the Phi Pan Nam Range in the east of the district.

History[edit]

In 1917 the district was renamed from Mueang to Mueang Lampang.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 19 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 180 villages (muban). Lampang is a city (thesaban nakhon) covering the tambon Wiang Nuea, Suan Dok, Sop Tui and parts of tambon Hua Wiang, Phichai, Chomphu, Phrabat and Bo Haeo. The town (thesaban mueang) Khelang Nakhon covers the tambon Kluai Phae and Pong Saen Thong, and parts of tambon Phrabat and Chomphu. There are two more subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Bo Haeo and Phichai each cover parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[2]
01. Wiang Nuea เวียงเหนือ - 12,008
02. Hua Wiang หัวเวียง - 11,341
03. Suan Dok สวนดอก - 05,616
04. Sop Tui สบตุ๋ย - 15,100
05. Phra Bat พระบาท 9 21,838
06. Chomphu ชมพู 14 26,803
07. Kluai Phae กล้วยแพะ 5 09,651
08. Pong Saen Thong ปงแสนทอง 11 18,052
09. Ban Laeng บ้านแลง 12 06,993
10. Ban Sadet บ้านเสด็จ 14 11,094
11. Phichai พิชัย 16 21,058
12. Thung Fai ทุ่งฝาย 9 08,213
13. Ban Ueam บ้านเอื้อม 15 10,401
14. Ban Pao บ้านเป้า 12 06,979
15. Ban Kha บ้านค่า 8 05,849
16. Bo Haeo บ่อแฮ้ว 17 18,777
17. Ton Thong Chai ต้นธงชัย 13 15,093
18. Nikhom Phatthana นิคมพัฒนา 14 05,061
19. Bunnak Phatthana บุญนาคพัฒนา 11 05,165

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 34 (0 ก): 40–68. 1917-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. 

External links[edit]

  • [ amphoe.com] (Thai)