Doi Luang District

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Doi Luang
ดอยหลวง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 20°7′6″N 100°6′0″E / 20.11833°N 100.10000°E / 20.11833; 100.10000Coordinates: 20°7′6″N 100°6′0″E / 20.11833°N 100.10000°E / 20.11833; 100.10000
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Pong Noi
Area
 • Total 223.0 km2 (86.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 19,356
 • Density 86.8/km2 (225/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57110
Geocode 5718

Doi Luang (Thai: ดอยหลวง; IPA: [dɔ̄ːj lǔaŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area of Doi Luang was separated from Mae Chan District and established as a minor district (king amphoe) on 15 July 1996.[1]

On 15 May 2007, all 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[2] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August, the upgrade became official.[3]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Chiang Saen, Chiang Khong, Wiang Chiang Rung, and Mae Chan.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 31 villages (muban). There are no municipal (thesaban) areas, and three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Pong Noi ปงน้อย 10 5,928
2. Chok Chai โชคชัย 11 8,793
3. Nong Pa Ko หนองป่าก่อ 10 4,635

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