Ban Hong District

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Ban Hong
บ้านโฮ่ง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Lamphun Province
Amphoe location in Lamphun Province
Coordinates: 18°19′52″N 98°49′8″E / 18.33111°N 98.81889°E / 18.33111; 98.81889Coordinates: 18°19′52″N 98°49′8″E / 18.33111°N 98.81889°E / 18.33111; 98.81889
Country  Thailand
Province Lamphun
Area
 • Total 596.9 km2 (230.5 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 42,697
 • Density 71.5/km2 (185/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 51130
Geocode 5103

Ban Hong (Thai: บ้านโฮ่ง; IPA: [bâːn hôːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Lamphun Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) Ban Hong was established in 1917, when it was split off from Pa Sang district. It was upgraded to a full district on June 24, 1956.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Wiang Nong Long, Pa Sang, Mae Tha, Thung Hua Chang and Li of Lamphun Province, Hot and Chom Thong of Chiang Mai Province .

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistrict (tambon), which are further subdivided into 59 villages (muban). Ban Hong is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Ban Hong. There are further 5 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Ban Hong บ้านโฮ่ง 18 15,186
2. Pa Phlu ป่าพลู 12 7,758
3. Lao Yao เหล่ายาว 12 9,641
4. Si Tia ศรีเตี้ย 9 6,031
5. Nong Pla Sawai หนองปลาสะวาย 8 4,081

Education[edit]

There are two secondary schools in Ban Hong, Teerakarn Banhong school and Banhong Rattana Wittaya school.

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