Mueang Trang District
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Amphoe location in Trang Province
|• Total||548.6 km2 (211.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||268.0/km2 (694/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
Mueang Trang (Thai: เมืองตรัง, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ trāŋ]), also Mueang Thap Thiang (Thai: เมืองทับเที่ยง), is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Trang Province, Thailand. The city (thesaban nakhon) has a population of 59,637 (2005) and covers the whole tambon Thap Thiang of Mueang Trang District.
Mueang Trang or the previous name Thap Thiang, became the capital district of Trang Province in 1915, when the capital was moved inland from Kantang, which was prone to flooding.
The district is divided into 15 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 118 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) Trang covers the whole tambon Thap Thiang. The township (thesaban tambon) Khlong Teng covers parts of tambon Na Tham Nuea. There are further 14 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
Missing numbers are tambon which now form Na Yong District.
Na Muen Si village in tambon Na Yong is the home of the Na Muen Si Woven Cloth Community Enterprise. The group of mostly elderly women has resurrected the village's ancient art of weaving. The collective weaves 39 patterns using 10 traditional looms along with ki kratuk shuttle looms. In 2014, the Na Muen Si Woven Cloth Museum opened with the financial support of local authorities and the Central Group. The museum exhibits about 100 traditional fabrics donated by the elders of the village and also newly woven cloth that exhibits its 32 original patterns.
- Karnjananatawe, Karnjana (29 May 2018). "Woven in Time". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 29 May 2018.