San Kamphaeng District

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San Kamphaeng
สันกำแพง
Amphoe
Traditional umbrella from the village of Bo Sang
Traditional umbrella from the village of Bo Sang
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°44′43″N 99°7′13″E / 18.74528°N 99.12028°E / 18.74528; 99.12028Coordinates: 18°44′43″N 99°7′13″E / 18.74528°N 99.12028°E / 18.74528; 99.12028
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Area
 • Total 197.833 km2 (76.384 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 73,721
 • Density 372.6/km2 (965/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50130
Geocode 5013

San Kamphaeng (Thai: สันกำแพง; IPA: [sǎn kām.pʰɛ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

San Kamphaeng borders the districts (from west clockwise) Saraphi, Mueang Chiang Mai, San Sai, Doi Saket, Mae On of Chiang Mai Province and Ban Thi of Lamphun Province.

History[edit]

The district goes back to the Kwaeng Mae Om, which was established in 1902. In 1923 the district was renamed San Kampaeng.

Economy[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

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).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. San Kamphaeng สันกำแพง 14 13,686
2. Sai Mun ทรายมูล 7 4,230
3. Rong Wua Daeng ร้องวัวแดง 11 5,718
4. Buak Khang บวกค้าง 13 7,851
5. Chae Chang แช่ช้าง 9 7,585
6. On Tai ออนใต้ 11 5,371
10. Mae Pu Kha แม่ปูคา 9 5,969
11. Huai Sai ห้วยทราย 8 6,217
12. Ton Pao ต้นเปา 10 11,006
13. San Klang สันกลาง 8 6,088

Numbers 7-9,14,15 are tambon which now belong to King Amphoe Mae On.

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