Ngao District

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Ngao River flowing by Ngao town
Ngao River flowing by Ngao town
District location in Lampang Province
District location in Lampang Province
Coordinates: 18°46′36″N 99°58′12″E / 18.77667°N 99.97000°E / 18.77667; 99.97000Coordinates: 18°46′36″N 99°58′12″E / 18.77667°N 99.97000°E / 18.77667; 99.97000
SeatNa Kae
 • Total1,815.31 km2 (700.90 sq mi)
 • Total58,813
 • Density32.4/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code52110

Ngao (Thai: งาว, pronounced [ŋāːw]) is a district (amphoe) of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Mae Mo, Chae Hom and Wang Nuea of Lampang Province, Mueang Phayao and Dok Khamtai of Phayao Province, and Song of Phrae Province.

The Phi Pan Nam Mountains dominate the landscape of the district. A section of Tham Pha Thai National Park is in Ngao District.


Originally named Mueang Ngao, the district was renamed Ngao in 1938, as the prefix Mueang was then reserved for the capital districts of the provinces.[1]


The district is divided into 10 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 78 villages (mubans). Hon Wang Nuea is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers the tambon Luang Nuea. There are a further nine tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Luang Nuea หลวงเหนือ 6 5,020
2. Luang Tai หลวงใต้ 8 6,189
3. Ban Pong บ้านโป่ง 10 7,173
4. Ban Rong บ้านร้อง 11 6,616
5. Pong Tao ปงเตา 11 8,846
6. Na Kae นาแก 5 3,824
7. Ban On บ้านอ้อน 8 5,049
8. Ban Haeng บ้านแหง 8 6,773
9. Ban Huat บ้านหวด 6 4,889
10. Mae Tip แม่ตีบ 5 4,434


  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามจังหวัด และอำเภอบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๑ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 55 (ก): 658–666. November 14, 1938.

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