Ban Tak District
Amphoe location in Tak Province
|• Total||992.495 km2 (383.204 sq mi)|
|• Density||46.8/km2 (121/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
The area of Ban Tak is the old location of Mueang Tak. It was an ancient frontier city, located on the west bank of the Ping River in Ban Tha Phra That, Tambon Ko Taphao. King Maha Thammaracha of Ayutthaya moved the center of Mueang Tak to its present location in Tambon Pa Mamuang in the end of the 16th century.
The current district office of Ban Tak is located at Ban Tak Ok, Tambon Tak Ok, on the western side of Phahonyothin highway.
The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 67 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Ban Tak and Thung Kra Cho. Ban Tak covers parts of tambon Tak Ok and Tak Tok, and Thung Kracho the whole tambon Thung Kracho and parts of Thong Fa.
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