Mueang Krabi District

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Mueang Krabi

เมืองกระบี่
District location in Krabi Province
District location in Krabi Province
Coordinates: 8°3′42″N 98°55′7″E / 8.06167°N 98.91861°E / 8.06167; 98.91861Coordinates: 8°3′42″N 98°55′7″E / 8.06167°N 98.91861°E / 8.06167; 98.91861
CountryThailand
ProvinceKrabi
SeatPaknam
Area
 • Total595.7 km2 (230.0 sq mi)
Population
(2000)
 • Total79,622
 • Density133.7/km2 (346/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code81000
Geocode8101

Mueang Krabi (Thai: เมืองกระบี่, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ krā.bìː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Krabi Province in southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ao Luek, Khao Phanom, and Nuea Khlong. To the south and west it borders Phang Nga Bay.

Ao Nang Beach

In the district is the Phi Phi Archipelago and several smaller islands. The karst landscape at the coast has attracts tourists to the beaches of Ao Nang and Railay, well-known to rock climbers.

Khao Phanom Bencha National Park in the north of the district protects the forests around Phanom Bencha, the highest elevation in Krabi Province. That hills are also the source of the Krabi River, which empties into Phang Nga Bay at Krabi town. Its estuary with mangrove forests and mudflats is a Ramsar-protected wetland.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 66 villages (mubans). Krabi itself is the only town (thesaban mueang) of the district, covering tambons Pak Nam and Krabi Yai. The remaining tambons each have a tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.     
1. Pak Nam ปากน้ำ - 17,294
2. Krabi Yai กระบี่ใหญ่ - 7,692
3. Krabi Noi กระบี่น้อย 13 1,326
5. Khao Khram เขาคราม 6 9,249
6. Khao Thong เขาทอง 6 5,774
11. Thap Prik ทับปริก 8 7,962
15. Sai Thai ไสไทย 7 10,851
16. Ao Nang อ่าวนาง 8 7,898
17. Nong Thale หนองทะเล 7 8,647
18. Khlong Prasong คลองประสงค์ 11 4,670
Map of Tambon

The missing numbers 4, 7-10 and 12-14 were split off as Nuea Khlong District

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