Hang Dong District

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Hang Dong
หางดง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°41′13″N 98°55′8″E / 18.68694°N 98.91889°E / 18.68694; 98.91889Coordinates: 18°41′13″N 98°55′8″E / 18.68694°N 98.91889°E / 18.68694; 98.91889
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Tambon 11
Muban 109
Area
 • Total 277.1 km2 (107.0 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 83,310
 • Density 300.6/km2 (779/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50230
Geocode 5015

Hang Dong (Thai: หางดง) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) San Pa Tong, Mae Wang, Samoeng, Mae Rim, Mueang Chiang Mai, Saraphi of Chiang Mai Province, and Mueang Lamphun of Lamphun Province.

The village Ban Tawai (บ้านถวาย) in Khun Khong subdistrict is famous for its handicraft center, as wood carving has been a local speciality since the 1960s. Hang Dong has a 9 hole golf course on the canal road.

History[edit]

Before 1917, the district was named Mae Tha Chang (แม่ท่าช้าง).[1] 1938 the district was downgraded to a minor district (king amphoe) and made subordinate of Mueang Chiang Mai district.[2] 1947 it was elevated to full district status again.[3]

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Hang Dong is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 109 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[4]
01. Hang Dong หางดง 09 10,002
02. Nong Kaeo หนองแก๋ว 09 05,336
03. Han Kaeo หารแก้ว 09 05,805
04. Nong Tong หนองตอง 14 08,711
05. Khun Khong ขุนคง 09 05,048
06. Sop Mae Kha สบแม่ข่า 05 02,432
07. Ban Waen บ้านแหวน 13 10,484
08. San Phak Wan สันผักหวาน 07 13,246
09. Nong Khwai หนองควาย 12 10,409
10. Ban Pong บ้านปง 11 05,195
11. Nam Phrae น้ำแพร่ 11 06,642

Local administration[edit]

There are 10 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Nong Tong Phatthana (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองตองพัฒนา) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nong Tong.
  • Hang Dong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหางดง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Hang Dong.
  • Mae Tha Chang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่ท่าช้าง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Hang Dong.
  • Nong Kaeo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองแก๋ว) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nong Kaeo.
  • Han Kaeo (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหารแก้ว) consisting of the complete subdistrict Han Kaeo.
  • Ban Waen (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านแหวน) consisting of the complete subdistrict Ban Waen.
  • San Phak Wan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสันผักหวาน) consisting of the complete subdistrict San Phak Wan.
  • Nong Khwai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองควาย) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nong Khwai.
  • Ban Pong (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลบ้านปง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Ban Pong.
  • Nam Phrae Phatthana (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลน้ำแพร่พัฒนา) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nam Phrae.

There are two subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Khun Khong (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลขุนคง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Khun Khong.
  • Sop Mae Kha (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสบแม่ข่า) consisting of the complete subdistrict Sop Mae Kha.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

  • "Wat Ton Kwen and Wat Hang Dong: Two Hidden Gems of Lan Na Architecture", in: Forbes, Andrew, and Henley, David, Ancient Chiang Mai v 4. Chiang Mai, Cognoscenti Books, 2012. ASIN: B006J541LE

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