Tha Song Yang District

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Tha Song Yang

ท่าสองยาง
District location in Tak Province
District location in Tak Province
Coordinates: 17°13′36″N 98°13′30″E / 17.22667°N 98.22500°E / 17.22667; 98.22500Coordinates: 17°13′36″N 98°13′30″E / 17.22667°N 98.22500°E / 17.22667; 98.22500
CountryThailand
ProvinceTak
SeatMae Tan
Area
 • Total1,920.38 km2 (741.46 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total61,161
 • Density31.8/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code63150
Geocode6305

Tha Song Yang (Thai: ท่าสองยาง, pronounced [tʰâː sɔ̌ːŋ jāːŋ]) is the northwesternmost district (amphoe) of Tak Province, western Thailand.

History[edit]

Tha Song Yang was a minor district (king amphoe) of Mae Sariang District, Mae Hong Son Province. It was called Ban Mae Moei or Ban Mae Tawo (บ้านแม่เมย or บ้านแม่ตะวอ). The district office was at Tambon Tha Song Yang.

In 1948 the government moved Tha Song Yang to be a subordinate of Mae Sot District, Tak Province.[1] The following year the district office was moved to Tambon Mae Tan.[2] In 1958 it was upgraded to a full district.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Tha Song Yang means 'a river pier that has two Yang trees' (Dipterocarpus sp.). The name originates from the old location of the district office, where it had two Yang trees on both of the Moei River, one tree on the Burmese side and one on the Thai side.

Geography[edit]

A section of Mae La refugee camp which houses an estimate of 40,000 Karen people who have fled Burma

Neighboring districts are (Northwest from clockwise): Sop Moei of Mae Hong Son Province, Omkoi of Chiang Mai Province and Mae Ramat of Tak Province. The other side of the Moei River is Kayin State of Myanmar.

Mae Moei National Park is in Tha Song Yang.

The important river of the district is the Moei River.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 56 villages (mubans). Mae Tan is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Mae Tan. There are a further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Tha Song Yang ท่าสองยาง 9 9,075
2. Mae Tan แม่ต้าน 10 10,159
3. Mae Song แม่สอง 16 13,835
4. Mae La แม่หละ 12 8,207
5. Mae Wa Luang แม่วะหลวง 9 6,643
6. Mae U-su แม่อุสุ 10 13,242

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชบัญญัติเปลี่ยนแปลงเขตจังหวัดแม่ฮ่องสอนและจังหวัดตาก พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 65 (43 ก): 452–454. July 27, 1948.
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ย้ายที่ว่าการกิ่งอำเภอท่าสองยาง อำเภอแม่สอด จังหวัดตาก (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 66 (52 ง): 4387–4388. September 20, 1949.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอกระสัง ... (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 75 (55 ก): 321–327. July 22, 1958.

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