Amphoe location in Uttaradit Province
|• Total||736.7 km2 (284.4 sq mi)|
|• Density||105.2/km2 (272/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
Mueang Phichai is believed to be built in the 15th century on order of King Trailokanat as a frontier town fortified with a wall and moat. However, almost no traces of this historic town survived, only the old chedi in Wat Nah Phrathat is dating back to this time.
Being one of the major town in the north for centuries, the town was moved to a new location further north in 1887, which was renamed to Uttaradit in 1915. The area around the old town Phichai was reduced to a district.
The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 97 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Tha Sak and Nai Mueang, both covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 11 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
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