Mueang Phichit District

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Mueang Phichit
เมืองพิจิตร
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Phichit Province
Amphoe location in Phichit Province
Coordinates: 16°26′18″N 100°21′0″E / 16.43833°N 100.35000°E / 16.43833; 100.35000Coordinates: 16°26′18″N 100°21′0″E / 16.43833°N 100.35000°E / 16.43833; 100.35000
Country Thailand
Province Phichit
Seat Nai Mueang
Area
 • Total 738.9 km2 (285.3 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 112,779
 • Density 153.0/km2 (396/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 66000
Geocode 6601

Mueang Phichit (Thai: เมืองพิจิตร, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ pʰí(ʔ).t͡ɕìt]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Phichit Province, central Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Sak Lek, Wang Sai Phun, Taphan Hin, Pho Prathap Chang, Sam Ngam of Phichit Province and Bang Krathum of Phitsanulok Province.

History[edit]

1917 the district was renamed from Mueang to Tha Luang (ท่าหลวง).[1] 1938 it was renamed to Mueang Phichit.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 16 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 134 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Phichit covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang. There are three more sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon). Tha Lo and Hua Dong each cover parts of their tambons, and Wang Krot parts of tambon Ban Bung. There are a further 15 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Nai Mueang ในเมือง - 23,521
02. Phai Khwang ไผ่ขวาง 08 03,727
03. Yan Yao ย่านยาว 10 06,048
04. Tha Lo ท่าฬ่อ 07 05,582
05. Pak Thang ปากทาง 09 05,945
06. Khlong Khachen คลองคะเชนทร์ 10 08,480
07. Rong Chang โรงช้าง 07 05,800
08. Mueang Kao เมืองเก่า 09 05,876
09. Tha Luang ท่าหลวง 10 06,355
10. Ban Bung บ้านบุ่ง 07 07,462
11. Kha Mang ฆะมัง 12 06,368
12. Dong Pa Kham ดงป่าคำ 09 04,930
13. Hua Dong หัวดง 09 07,044
15. Pa Makhap ป่ามะคาบ 14 08,518
19. Sai Kham Ho สายคำโห้ 05 02,579
20. Dong Klang ดงกลาง 09 04,544

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Sak Lek district.

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