Hang Chat District

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Hang Chat
ห้างฉัตร
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Coordinates: 18°19′19″N 99°19′4″E / 18.32194°N 99.31778°E / 18.32194; 99.31778Coordinates: 18°19′19″N 99°19′4″E / 18.32194°N 99.31778°E / 18.32194; 99.31778
Country  Thailand
Province Lampang
Seat Wiang Tan
Area
 • Total 684.757 km2 (264.386 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 51,495
 • Density 75.2/km2 (195/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 52190
Geocode 5212

Hang Chat (Thai: ห้างฉัตร; IPA: [hâːŋ tɕʰàt]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise): Mueang Lampang, Ko Kha, Soem Ngam of Lampang Province and Mae Tha of Lamphun Province.

The Khun Tan Range stretches from north to south along the district.

History[edit]

Wat Pong Yang Kok

Originally named Hang Sat (หางสัตว์, "animal tail"), it was renamed to Hang Chat (ห้างฉัตร, "arch under royal umbrella") in 1940.[1]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 73 villages (muban). Hang Chat is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Hang Chat. There are further 7 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Hang Chat ห้างฉัตร 9 10,216
2. Nong Lom หนองหล่ม 9 5,266
3. Mueang Yao เมืองยาว 15 8,267
4. Pong Yang Khok ปงยางคก 13 9,821
5. Wiang Tan เวียงตาล 11 8,778
6. Mae San แม่สัน 9 4,729
7. Wo Kaeo วอแก้ว 7 4,418

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๓. Royal Gazette (in Thai) 57 (0 ก): 53–55. April 30, 1940. 

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