Mueang Tak District

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Mueang Tak
เมืองตาก
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Tak Province
Amphoe location in Tak Province
Coordinates: 16°52′54″N 99°7′25″E / 16.88167°N 99.12361°E / 16.88167; 99.12361Coordinates: 16°52′54″N 99°7′25″E / 16.88167°N 99.12361°E / 16.88167; 99.12361
Country  Thailand
Province Tak
Seat Nong Luang
Area
 • Total 1,599.356 km2 (617.515 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 98,493
 • Density 61.6/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 63000
Geocode 6301

Mueang Tak (Thai: เมืองตาก) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Tak Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

In Sukhothai era, Mueang Tak was the western frontier city.[1] The old location of the city was in Tambon Ko Taphao, now Ban Tak district. It was moved because its old location was not strategically good. Another old city name was Ra-haeng.

Mueang Tak district was established in 1886. The first district office was together with the Tak province hall. A new office was established beside Phahonyothin highway in 1956. However 1965 it burned down, thus the government rented the house of Luang San Buranurak as a temporary district office. The new office was finished and opened in 1967.

Ping River,view from Kittikachorn Bridge, Amphoe Mueang Tak

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (clockwise from south): Wang Chao, Phop Phra, Mae Sot, Mae Ramat, Ban Tak of Tak Province, Ban Dan Lan Hoi of Sukhothai Province, Phran Kratai, Kosamphi Nakhon of Kamphaeng Phet Province

The important water resources of the district is the Ping River. There are two national parks in the district: Lan Sang National Park and Taksin Maharat National Park (partly in neighboring Mae Sot).

Lan Sang Waterfall in Lan Sang National Park

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 102 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Tak covers the tambon Rahaeng, Nong Luang, Chiang Ngoen and Hua Diat, the subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) Mai Ngam the complete same-named tambon. There are further 9 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Inh.
1. Rahaeng ระแหง 6,958
2. Nong Luang หนองหลวง 5,896
3. Chiang Ngoen เชียงเงิน 3,006
4. Hua Diat หัวเดียด 3,644
5. Nong Bua Nuea หนองบัวเหนือ 4,652
6. Mai Ngam ไม้งาม 9,570
7. Pong Daeng โป่งแดง 8,936
8. Nam Ruem น้ำรึม 11,688
9. Wang Hin วังหิน 9,300
11. Mae Tho แม่ท้อ 8,069
12. Pa Mamuang ป่ามะม่วง 4,142
13. Nong Bua Tai หนองบัวใต้ 6,072
14. Wang Prachop วังประจบ 12,231
15. Taluk Klang Thung ตลุกกลางทุ่ง 4,329

Numbers 10, 16 and 17 belong to the tambon which now form Wang Chao district.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tak Travel Information". Chiang Mai Vacations and Tours. Retrieved 2008-08-12. 

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