Sung Men District

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Sung Men
สูงเม่น
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phrae Province
Amphoe location in Phrae Province
Coordinates: 18°3′7″N 100°6′42″E / 18.05194°N 100.11167°E / 18.05194; 100.11167Coordinates: 18°3′7″N 100°6′42″E / 18.05194°N 100.11167°E / 18.05194; 100.11167
Country  Thailand
Province Phrae
Seat Sung Men
Area
 • Total 375.0 km2 (144.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 80,129
 • Density 213.7/km2 (553/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 54130
Geocode 5404
Community store in Sung Men District

Sung Men (Thai: สูงเม่น; IPA: [sǔːŋ mên]) is a district (Amphoe) of Phrae Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

In 1903 the district name was Mae Phuak (แม่พวก) and was centered in Ban Sung Men.[1] The government changed the district name to Sung Men in 1917.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Den Chai, Long, Mueang Phrae of Phrae Province, Tha Pla and Mueang Uttaradit of Uttaradit Province.

The important water resource is the Yom River.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 109 villages (muban). The townships (thesaban tambon) Sung Men covers parts of tambon Sung Men. There are further 12 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Sung Men สูงเม่น 9 7,711
2. Nam Cham น้ำชำ 15 10,094
3. Hua Fai หัวฝาย 13 10,610
4. Don Mun ดอนมูล 10 7,701
5. Ban Lao บ้านเหล่า 9 5,885
6. Ban Kwang บ้านกวาง 6 3,496
7. Ban Pong บ้านปง 6 5,151
8. Ban Kat บ้านกาศ 7 3,427
9. Rong Kat ร่องกาศ 11 7,641
10. Sop Sai สบสาย 6 3,891
11. Wiang Thong เวียงทอง 12 10,485
12. Phra Luang พระหลวง 5 4,037

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