Mueang Tak District
Amphoe location in Tak Province
|• Total||1,599.356 km2 (617.515 sq mi)|
|• Density||61.6/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+7 (THA)|
In Sukhothai era, Mueang Tak was the western frontier city. The old location of the city was in Tambon Ko Taphao, now Ban Tak district. It was moved because its old location was not strategically good. Another old city name was Ra-haeng.
Mueang Tak district was established in 1886. The first district office was together with the Tak province hall. A new office was established beside Phahonyothin highway in 1956. However 1965 it burned down, thus the government rented the house of Luang San Buranurak as a temporary district office. The new office was finished and opened in 1967.
Neighboring districts are (clockwise from south): Wang Chao, Phop Phra, Mae Sot, Mae Ramat, Ban Tak of Tak Province, Ban Dan Lan Hoi of Sukhothai Province, Phran Kratai, Kosamphi Nakhon of Kamphaeng Phet Province
The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 102 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Tak covers the tambon Rahaeng, Nong Luang, Chiang Ngoen and Hua Diat, the subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) Mai Ngam the complete same-named tambon. There are further 9 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|5.||Nong Bua Nuea||หนองบัวเหนือ||4,652|
|13.||Nong Bua Tai||หนองบัวใต้||6,072|
|15.||Taluk Klang Thung||ตลุกกลางทุ่ง||4,329|
Numbers 10, 16 and 17 belong to the tambon which now form Wang Chao district.
- "Tak Travel Information". Chiang Mai Vacations and Tours. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
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