Chun District

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Chun

จุน
Amphoe location in Phayao Province
Amphoe location in Phayao Province
Coordinates: 19°20′14″N 100°8′6″E / 19.33722°N 100.13500°E / 19.33722; 100.13500Coordinates: 19°20′14″N 100°8′6″E / 19.33722°N 100.13500°E / 19.33722; 100.13500
CountryThailand
ProvincePhayao
Area
 • Total571.2 km2 (220.5 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total52,066
 • Density91.2/km2 (236/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code56150
Geocode5602

Chun (Thai: จุน, pronounced [t͡ɕūn]) is a district (amphoe) of Phayao Province in northern Thailand.

History[edit]

Chun District dates back to an ancient city named Wiang Lo, which is of similar age as Mueang Phayao.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Chiang Kham, Pong and Dok Khamtai of Phayao Province, Pa Daet and Thoeng of Chiang Rai Province.

The important water resources are the Ing and Chun Rivers.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 88 villages (muban). Huai Khao Kam is a township (thesaban tambon) covering parts of tambon Huai Khao Kam. There are a further six tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Pop.
1. Huai Khao Kam ห้วยข้าวก่ำ 8,893
2. Chun จุน 9,889
3. Lo ลอ 6,724
4. Hong Hin หงส์หิน 7,157
5. Thung Ruang Thong ทุ่งรวงทอง 8,072
6. Huai Yang Kham ห้วยยางขาม 6,102
7. Phra That Khing Kaeng พระธาตุขิงแกง 5,229

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