Mueang Sukhothai District

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Mueang Sukhothai
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Amphoe location in Sukhothai Province
Coordinates: 17°0′28″N 99°49′23″E / 17.00778°N 99.82306°E / 17.00778; 99.82306Coordinates: 17°0′28″N 99°49′23″E / 17.00778°N 99.82306°E / 17.00778; 99.82306
Country  Thailand
Province Sukhothai
Seat Thani
 • Total 581.5 km2 (224.5 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 106,397
 • Density 185.0/km2 (479/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (THA)
Postal code 64000
Geocode 6401

Mueang Sukhothai (Thai: เมืองสุโขทัย, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ sù.kʰǒː.tʰāj]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Sukhothai Province, northern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Kong Krailat, Khiri Mat, Ban Dan Lan Hoi and Si Samrong of Sukhothai Province and Phrom Phiram of Phitsanulok Province.

The important water resource is the Yom River.


Originally named Mueang as the capital district of Sukhothai province, in 1917 the district was renamed to Thani (ธานี).[1] In 1932, the province Sukhothai was abolished and merged into Sawankhalok province.[2] 1939 the province was renamed to Sukhothai, and the district, by then named Sukhothai Thani (สุโขทัยธานี) was renamed to Mueang Sukhothai.[3]


The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 98 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Sukhothai Thani covers the whole tambon Thani. there are further two subdistrict municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Ban Suan and Mueang Kao, each covering parts of the same-named tambon. There are further 9 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[4]
01. Thani ธานี - 16,479
02. Ban Suan บ้านสวน 14 14,249
03. Mueang Kao เมืองเก่า 11 17,482
04. Pak Khwae ปากแคว 09 09,195
05. Yang Sai ยางซ้าย 12 09,749
06. Ban Kluai บ้านกล้วย 14 17,270
07. Ban Lum บ้านหลุม 09 08,988
08. Tan Tia ตาลเตี้ย 11 04,245
09. Pak Phra ปากพระ 10 03,695
10. Wang Thong Daeng วังทองแดง 08 05,045


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