Khun Yuam District

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Khun Yuam
ขุนยวม
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Coordinates: 18°50′22″N 97°57′5″E / 18.83944°N 97.95139°E / 18.83944; 97.95139Coordinates: 18°50′22″N 97°57′5″E / 18.83944°N 97.95139°E / 18.83944; 97.95139
Country Thailand
Province Mae Hong Son
Area
 • Total 1,698.3 km2 (655.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 21,479
 • Density 12.6/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 58140
Geocode 5802

Khun Yuam (Thai: ขุนยวม, pronounced [kʰǔn jūa̯m]) is a district (amphoe) of Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

Mueang Khun Yuam was made a district (Amphoe) in 1910. Khun Det Pracharak (ขุนเดชประชารักษ์) was the first head of district.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring are (from north clockwise) Mueang Mae Hong Son of Mae Hong Son Province, Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai Province, Mae La Noi of Mae Hong Son Province, and Kayah State of Myanmar.

The Yuam River and the Mae Surin Waterfall in Namtok Mae Surin National Park are in the district.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 45 villages (muban). Khun Yuam is also a township (thesaban tambon) covering parts of the tambon Khun Yuan. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations (TAO) and two tambon administrations (TA).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Khun Yuam ขุนยวม 6 6,823
2. Mae Ngao แม่เงา 10 3,068
3. Mueang Pon เมืองปอน 10 4,437
4. Mae Yuam Noi แม่ยวมน้อย 8 2,464
5. Mae Ki แม่กิ๊ 5 1,404
6. Mae Ukho แม่อูคอ 6 3,283

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