San Kamphaeng District
Traditional umbrella from the village of Bo Sang
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
|• Total||197.833 km2 (76.384 sq mi)|
|• Density||372.6/km2 (965/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
The district goes back to the Kwaeng Mae Om, which was established in 1902. In 1923 the district was renamed San Kampaeng.
San Kamphaeng is famous for its many silk factories. Along the road from Chiang Mai to San Kamphaeng are many handicraft shops selling traditional Thai items to tourists, like the umbrellas of Bo Sang.
The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 100 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - San Kamphaeng covers parts of tambon San Kamphaeng and Chae Chang, and the whole tambon Sai Mun; and Ton Pao covers the whole tambon Ton Pao. There are further 8 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|3.||Rong Wua Daeng||ร้องวัวแดง||11||5,718|
|10.||Mae Pu Kha||แม่ปูคา||9||5,969|
Numbers 7-9,14,15 are tambon which now belong to King Amphoe Mae On.
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