Mueang Phang Nga District
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Mueang Phang Nga
District location in Phang Nga Province
|• Total||549.552 km2 (212.183 sq mi)|
|• Density||69.9/km2 (181/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (ICT)|
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.
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).