Wang Chin District

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Wang Chin
Amphoe location in Phrae Province
Amphoe location in Phrae Province
Coordinates: 17°54′0″N 99°36′12″E / 17.90000°N 99.60333°E / 17.90000; 99.60333Coordinates: 17°54′0″N 99°36′12″E / 17.90000°N 99.60333°E / 17.90000; 99.60333
Country Thailand
Province Phrae
Seat Wang Chin
 • Total 1,216.96 km2 (469.87 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 47,720
 • Density 39.2/km2 (102/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 54160
Geocode 5407

Wang Chin (Thai: วังชิ้น; IPA: [wāŋ tɕʰín]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Phrae Province, northern Thailand.


Originally the area of the district was part of Mueang Lampang District. In 1930 it was reassigned to Long District, Phrae Province. On 1 March 1939 the minor district (king amphoe) Wang Chin was established as a subordinate of Long District,[1] which was upgraded to a full district in 1958.[2]


Columnar basalt formations, Wiang Kosai National Park

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Long and Den Chai of Phrae Province, Si Satchanalai of Sukhothai Province, Thoen, Sop Prap, and Mae Tha of Lampang Province.

The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the district. The Wiang Kosai National Park is in it. There are columnar basalt formations in Mon Hin Kong (Thai: ม่อนหินกอง) in an area in the mountains near Na Phun, in this district.[3]


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 77 villages (muban). Wang Chin is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of tambon Wang Chin. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Wang Chin วังชิ้น 11 9,166
2. Soi สรอย 11 6,565
3. Mae Pak แม่ป้าก 10 5,318
4. Na Phun นาพูน 11 7,713
5. Mae Phung แม่พุง 16 8,625
6. Pa Sak ป่าสัก 10 5,654
7. Mae Koeng แม่เกิ๋ง 8 4,679


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