Doi Tao District

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Doi Tao
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 17°57′13″N 98°41′6″E / 17.95361°N 98.68500°E / 17.95361; 98.68500Coordinates: 17°57′13″N 98°41′6″E / 17.95361°N 98.68500°E / 17.95361; 98.68500
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat Tha Duea
 • Total 803.9 km2 (310.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 27,284
 • Density 33.9/km2 (88/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50260
Geocode 5017

Doi Tao (Thai: ดอยเต่า) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Om Koi, Hot of Chiang Mai Province, Li of Lamphun Province and Sam Ngao of Tak Province.

The south end of the Khun Tan Range reaches the east side of this district.


The minor district (King Amphoe) was established on October 16, 1972 by splitting off the four tambon Tha Duea, Doi Tao, Muet Ka and Ban Aen from Hot district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on March 25, 1979.[2]


The district is subdivided into six subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 42 villages (muban). Tha Duea is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Tha Duea and Mueat Ka. There are further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Doi Tao ดอยเต่า 10 6,790
2. Tha Duea ท่าเดื่อ 6 3,242
3. Muet Ka มืดกา 5 3,363
4. Ban Aen บ้านแอ่น 4 2,804
5. Bong Tan บงตัน 6 4,678
6. Pong Thung โปงทุ่ง 11 6,407


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