Wiang Chai District

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Wiang Chai
เวียงชัย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°52′59″N 99°55′59″E / 19.88306°N 99.93306°E / 19.88306; 99.93306Coordinates: 19°52′59″N 99°55′59″E / 19.88306°N 99.93306°E / 19.88306; 99.93306
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Wiang Chai
Tambon 5
Muban 75
Amphoe established June 17, 1974
Area
 • Total 258.8 km2 (99.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 43,968
 • Density 169.9/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57210
Geocode 5702

Wiang Chai (Thai: เวียงชัย; IPA: [wīaŋ tɕʰāj]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Mueang Chiang Rai, Wiang Chiang Rung, Phaya Mengrai, and Thoeng of Chiang Rai Province.

The important water resource is the Kok River.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was created on 17 June 1974, when the three tambon Wiang Chai, Thung Ko, and Pha Ngam were split off from Mueang Chiang Rai District. [1] It was upgraded to a full district on 25 March 1979.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 75 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Wiang Chai covers parts of tambon Wiang Chai and Mueang Chum. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
2. Wiang Chai เวียงชัย 20 11,117
3. Pha Ngam ผางาม 15 09,083
4. Wiang Nuea เวียงเหนือ 12 06,574
6. Don Sila ดอนศิลา 17 09,920
8. Mueang Chum เมืองชุม 11 07,274

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Wiang Chiang Rung District.

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