Tha Song Yang District

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Tha Song Yang
ท่าสองยาง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Tak Province
Amphoe 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
Country  Thailand
Province Tak
Seat Mae Tan
Area
 • Total 1,920.38 km2 (741.46 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 61,161
 • Density 31.8/km2 (82/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 63150
Geocode 6305

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 located 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 and one on the Thai side.

Geography[edit]

A tiny 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.

The Mae Moei National Park is located in Tha Song Yang.

The important river of the district is the Moei River.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 56 villages (muban). Mae Tan is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Mae Tan. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
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

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