Mueang Loei District

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Mueang Loei
เมืองเลย
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Loei Province
Amphoe location in Loei Province
Coordinates: 17°29′6″N 101°43′48″E / 17.48500°N 101.73000°E / 17.48500; 101.73000Coordinates: 17°29′6″N 101°43′48″E / 17.48500°N 101.73000°E / 17.48500; 101.73000
Country  Thailand
Province Loei
Area
 • Total 1,480.49 km2 (571.62 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 117,039
 • Density 79.1/km2 (205/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 42000
Geocode 4201

Mueang Loei (Thai: เมืองเลย; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ lɤ̄ːj]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Loei Province, northeastern Thailand.

Location[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Chiang Khan, Pak Chom, Na Duang, Erawan, Wang Saphung, Phu Ruea, and Tha Li of Loei Province.

The important water resource is the Loei River.

History[edit]

The district was one of the five original districts of Loei Province established in 1897 during the thesaphiban administrative reforms. At first named Kut Pong after the central tambon. It was later renamed to Mueang Loei.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 130 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Loei covers the whole tambon Kut Pong. There are two more townships (thesaban tambon) - Na O covers the whole tambon Na O, and Nam Suai covers parts of tambon Nam Suai. There are further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Kut Pong กุดป่อง - 22,677
2. Mueang เมือง 13 10,678
3. Na O นาอ้อ 9 6,051
4. Kok Du กกดู่ 10 6,567
5. Nam Man น้ำหมาน 6 3,612
6. Siao เสี้ยว 6 3,287
7. Na An นาอาน 12 11,184
8. Na Pong นาโป่ง 14 9,609
9. Na Din Dam นาดินดำ 14 10,460
10. Nam Suai น้ำสวย 11 9,728
11. Chaiyaphruek ชัยพฤกษ์ 11 6,449
12. Na Khaem นาแขม 8 6,642
13. Si Song Rak ศรีสองรัก 11 7,610
14. Kok Thong กกทอง 5 2,485

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