Wiang Chiang Rung District

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Wiang Chiang Rung
เวียงเชียงรุ้ง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 20°0′47″N 100°3′25″E / 20.01306°N 100.05694°E / 20.01306; 100.05694Coordinates: 20°0′47″N 100°3′25″E / 20.01306°N 100.05694°E / 20.01306; 100.05694
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Thung Ko
Area
 • Total 263.3 km2 (101.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 26,531
 • Density 100.8/km2 (261/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57210
Geocode 5717

Wiang Chiang Rung (Thai: เวียงเชียงรุ้ง; IPA: [wīaŋ tɕʰīaŋ rúŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Mueang Chiang Rai, Doi Luang, Chiang Khong, Phaya Mengrai and Wiang Chai of Chiang Rai Province.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was established on 1 April 1995, when it was split off from Wiang Chai District .[1] At first named Chiang Rung, it was renamed Wiang Chiang Rung on 1 March 1996.[2]

On 15 May 2007, all 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[3] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August the upgrade became official.[4]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 43 villages (muban). Ban Lao is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Thung Ko and Dong Maha Wan. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Thung Ko ทุ่งก่อ 15 10,227
2. Dong Maha Wan ดงมหาวัน 12 6,435
3. Pa Sang ป่าซาง 16 9,869

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