Amphoe location in Lampang Province
|• Total||1,634.8 km2 (631.2 sq mi)|
|• Density||38.4/km2 (99/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Soem Ngam, Sop Prap of Lampang Province, Wang Chin of Phrae Province, Si Satchanalai, Thung Saliam, Ban Dan Lan Hoi of Sukhothai Province, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao of Tak Province, Mae Phrik of Lampang Province again, Li and Thung Hua Chang of Lamphun Province.
The Mae Wa National Park is located in the western part of the district at the southern end of the Khun Tan Range. The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the eastern side of the district.
The district is subdivided into 8 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 90 villages (muban). Wiang Mok and Lom Rat are the two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon), each covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
- Mae Wa National Park
- "พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามจังหวัด และอำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๑". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 55 (0 ก): 658–666. 1938-11-14.
- "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration.
- amphoe.com (Thai)
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