Mueang Phatthalung District

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Mueang Phatthalung
Amphoe location in Phatthalung Province
Amphoe location in Phatthalung Province
Coordinates: 7°37′6″N 100°4′24″E / 7.61833°N 100.07333°E / 7.61833; 100.07333Coordinates: 7°37′6″N 100°4′24″E / 7.61833°N 100.07333°E / 7.61833; 100.07333
Country  Thailand
Province Phatthalung
 • Total 427.4 km2 (165.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 119,680
 • Density 280.0/km2 (725/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 93000
Geocode 9301

Mueang Phatthalung (Thai: เมืองพัทลุง, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ pʰát.tʰā.lūŋ]) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Phatthalung Province, southern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Khao Chaison, Kong Ra, Srinagarindra, and Khuan Khanun of Phatthalung Province, and Ranot and Krasae Sin of Songkhla Province.

The eastern part of the district is at the shore of the Thale Luang, the northern part of the Songkhla Lake.


The district Klang Mueang (กลางเมือง) was one of the three original districts established in 1896. In 1917 it was renamed to Lampam (ลำปำ), following the name of the tambon containing the district administration.[1] The administration was moved to tambon Khuha Sawan in 1924. 1938 the district was finally renamed to Mueang Phatthalung.


The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 144 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Phatthalung covers the whole tambon Khuhu Sawan, and small parts of the tambon Khao Chiak, Tha Miram, Prang Mu, Lampam, Tamnan and Khuan Maphrao. There are further 13 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Khuha Sawan คูหาสวรรค์ - 38,340
3. Khao Chiak เขาเจียก 11 3,656
4. Tha Miram ท่ามิหรำ 10 4,980
5. Khok Cha-ngai โคกชะงาย 9 5,062
6. Na Thom นาท่อม 8 4,386
7. Prang Mu ปรางหมู่ 9 4,909
8. Tha Khae ท่าแค 12 7,512
9. Lampam ลำปำ 11 6,049
10. Tamnan ตำนาน 14 7,371
11. Khuan Maphrao ควนมะพร้าว 16 10,626
12. Rom Mueang ร่มเมือง 9 5,129
13. Chai Buri ชัยบุรี 13 8,285
14. Na Not นาโหนด 12 8,056
15. Phaya Khan พญาขัน 10 5,319

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Srinagarindra district.