Hang Chat District

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Hang Chat
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
 • 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.


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.


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]


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

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

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