La-un District

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Kraburi River from Bang Kaeo
Kraburi River from Bang Kaeo
District location in Ranong Province
District location in Ranong Province
Coordinates: 10°6′54″N 98°45′0″E / 10.11500°N 98.75000°E / 10.11500; 98.75000Coordinates: 10°6′54″N 98°45′0″E / 10.11500°N 98.75000°E / 10.11500; 98.75000
Country Thailand
Province Ranong
Seat La-un Tai
 • Total 748.5 km2 (289.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 12,506
 • Density 16.7/km2 (43/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 85130
Geocode 8502

La-un (Thai: ละอุ่น, pronounced [lāʔùn]) is a district (amphoe) of Ranong Province, southern Thailand.


In 1932 the minor district (king amphoe) was established as a subordinate of Mueang Ranong District. On 28 June 1973, it was upgraded to a full district.[1] In 1996, a new district office was built.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Kra Buri of Ranong Province, Sawi, Lang Suan and Phato of Chumphon Province, and Mueang Ranong of Ranong. To the west across the estuary of the Kraburi River is the Tanintharyi Division of Myanmar.


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 35 villages (muban). La-un itself is a township (thesaban tambon) and covers parts of tambons La-un Tai and Bang Phra Tai. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.
1. La-un Tai ละอุ่นใต้ 6 1302
2. La-un Nuea ละอุ่นเหนือ 11 1011
3. Bang Phra Tai บางพระใต้ 3 924
4. Bang Phra Nuea บางพระเหนือ 5 3118
5. Bang Kaeo บางแก้ว 5 4036
6. Nai Wong Nuea ในวงเหนือ 2 1149
7. Nai Wong Tai ในวงใต้ 3 966
 Map of Tambon


  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาตั้งอำเภอเขาพนม อำเภอสนามชัยเขต อำเภอแม่อาย อำเภอขามสะแกแสง อำเภอเก้าเลี้ยว อำเภอโพธิ์ประทับช้าง อำเภอหนองพอก อำเภอละอุ่น อำเภอทุ่งหว้า และอำเภอศรีธาตุ พ.ศ. ๒๕๑๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 90 (75 ก special): 32–36. June 28, 1973.

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