Thoen District

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Thoen

เถิน
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Coordinates: 17°36′42″N 99°12′57″E / 17.61167°N 99.21583°E / 17.61167; 99.21583Coordinates: 17°36′42″N 99°12′57″E / 17.61167°N 99.21583°E / 17.61167; 99.21583
Country Thailand
ProvinceLampang
SeatLom Rat
Area
 • Total1,634.8 km2 (631.2 sq mi)
Population
(2008)
 • Total61,694
 • Density38.4/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code52160
Geocode5208

Thoen (Thai: เถิน, pronounced [tʰɤ̌n]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Soem Ngam, Sop Prap of Lampang Province, Wang Chin of Phrae Province, Si Satchanalai, Thung Saliam, Ban Dan Lan Hoi of Sukhothai Province, Ban Tak, Sam Ngao of Tak Province, Mae Phrik of Lampang Province again, Li and Thung Hua Chang of Lamphun Province.

The Mae Wa National Park is located in the western part of the district at the southern end of the Khun Tan Range.[1] The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the eastern side of the district.

History[edit]

In 1938 the district was renamed from Mueang Thoen (เมืองเถิน) to just Thoen, as only the capital districts were supposed to have the term Mueang in their name.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 8 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 90 villages (muban). Wiang Mok and Lom Rat are the two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon), each covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[3]
1. Lom Raet ล้อมแรด 14 16,100
2. Mae Wa แม่วะ 07 05,945
3. Mae Pa แม่ปะ 10 04,615
4. Mae Mok แม่มอก 10 05,263
5. Wiang Mok เวียงมอก 11 10,269
6. Na Pong นาโป่ง 12 05,812
7. Mae Thot แม่ถอด 12 06,735
8. Thoen Buri เถินบุรี 14 06,955

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mae Wa National Park
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามจังหวัด และอำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (0 ก): 658–666. 1938-11-14.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration. Archived from the original on 2009-08-20.

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