Mae Tha District, Lamphun

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Mae Tha
Amphoe location in Lamphun Province
Amphoe location in Lamphun Province
Coordinates: 18°27′43″N 99°8′5″E / 18.46194°N 99.13472°E / 18.46194; 99.13472Coordinates: 18°27′43″N 99°8′5″E / 18.46194°N 99.13472°E / 18.46194; 99.13472
Country  Thailand
Province Lamphun
Seat Tha Sop Sao
 • Total 762.6 km2 (294.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 40,361
 • Density 52.9/km2 (137/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 51140
Geocode 5102

Mae Tha (Thai: แม่ทา; IPA: [mɛ̂ː tʰāː]) is a district (amphoe) of Lamphun Province, northern Thailand.


The district is named after the Mae Tha river.


The minor district (King Amphoe) Mae Tha was established in 1939, when it was split off from Mueang Lamphun district. It was upgraded to a full district on July 22, 1958.[1]


Mountain forests in northern Thailand, such as here in Mae Tha District, are set on fire every year towards the end of the dry season by Thai farmers

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Thung Hua Chang, Ban Hong, Pa Sang and Mueang Lamphun of Lamphun Province, Mae On of Chiang Mai Province, Mueang Lampang, Hang Chat and Soem Ngam of Lampang Province.

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


The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 68 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Tha Sop Sao covers parts of tambon Tha Sop Sao, and Tha Kat parts of tambon Tha Kat and Tha Khum Ngoen. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Tha Pla Duk ทาปลาดุก 14 7,594
2. Tha Sop Sao ทาสบเส้า 16 10,883
3. Tha Kat ทากาศ 15 8,004
4. Tha Khum Ngoen ทาขุมเงิน 11 6,858
5. Tha Thung Luang ทาทุ่งหลวง 6 3,990
6. Tha Mae Lop ทาแม่ลอบ 6 3,032


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