Phan District

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Phan
พาน
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°33′14″N 99°44′26″E / 19.55389°N 99.74056°E / 19.55389; 99.74056Coordinates: 19°33′14″N 99°44′26″E / 19.55389°N 99.74056°E / 19.55389; 99.74056
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Mueang Phan
Area
 • Total 1,023.0 km2 (395.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 128,143
 • Density 125.3/km2 (325/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 57120
Geocode 5705

Phan (Thai: พาน; IPA: [pʰāːn]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the south west clockwise) Wiang Pa Pao, Mae Suai, Mae Lao, Mueang Chiang Rai, Pa Daet of Chiang Rai Province, Mae Chai of Phayao province and Wang Nuea of Lampang Province.

The mountains of the Phi Pan Nam Range dominate the landscape of the district.

History[edit]

Originally named Mueang Phan, it was renamed to Phan in 1938, as the word Mueang was then reserved for the capital districts of the provinces.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 15 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 229 villages (muban). Mueang Phan is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Mueang Phan. There are further 15 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. San Makhet สันมะเค็ด 19 10,904
2. Mae O แม่อ้อ 20 9,799
3. Than Thong ธารทอง 11 6,636
4. Santi Suk สันติสุข 9 5,614
5. Doi Ngam ดอยงาม 14 6,757
6. Hua Ngom หัวง้ม 13 7,141
7. Charoen Mueang เจริญเมือง 21 8,534
8. Pa Hung ป่าหุ่ง 17 10,138
9. Muang Kham ม่วงคำ 17 8,837
10. Sai Khao ทรายขาว 17 10,077
11. San Klang สันกลาง 17 8,611
12. Mae Yen แม่เย็น 10 5,750
13. Mueang Phan เมืองพาน 25 19,326
14. Than Tawan ทานตะวัน 11 6,518
15. Wiang Hao เวียงห้าว 8 3,501

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