Mueang Phang Nga District

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Mueang Phang Nga

เมืองพังงา
District location in Phang Nga Province
District location in Phang Nga Province
Coordinates: 8°26′36″N 98°31′5″E / 8.44333°N 98.51806°E / 8.44333; 98.51806Coordinates: 8°26′36″N 98°31′5″E / 8.44333°N 98.51806°E / 8.44333; 98.51806
CountryThailand
ProvincePhang Nga
Area
 • Total549.552 km2 (212.183 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total38,426
 • Density69.9/km2 (181/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code82000
Geocode8201

Mueang Phang Nga (Thai: เมืองพังงา, RTGSMueang Phang Nga, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ pʰāŋ.ŋāː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Phang Nga Province in southern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise): Thap Put and Phanom of Surat Thani Province; Kapong, Thai Mueang, and Takua Thung of Phang Nga. To the south is Phang Nga Bay, with the insular district Ko Yao.

Ao Phang Nga National Park covers the islands south of the district. Sa Nang Manora Forest Park protects 0.29 km2 of the Khao Toy Nang Hong Forest around the Sa Nang Manora waterfall. The Ton Pariwat Wildlife Sanctuary in the north of the district is under construction. There are also several caves within the limestone hills.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into nine sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 42 villages (mubans). Phang Nga itself is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers tambon Thai Chang. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Thai Chang ท้ายช้าง - 9,559
2. Nop Pring นบปริง 8 6,184
3. Tham Nam Phut ถ้ำน้ำผุด 4 3,218
4. Bang Toei บางเตย 9 6,667
5. Tak Daet ตากแดด 4 2,886
6. Song Phraek สองแพรก 3 555
7. Thung Kha Ngok ทุ่งคาโงก 5 2,535
8. Ko Panyi เกาะปันหยี 4 4,218
9. Pa Ko ป่ากอ 5 2,604
 Map of tambon

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