Omkoi District

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Omkoi
อมก๋อย
Amphoe
Lahu farmers in the mountains of Amphoe Omkoi
Lahu farmers in the mountains of Amphoe Omkoi
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 17°48′4″N 98°21′31″E / 17.80111°N 98.35861°E / 17.80111; 98.35861Coordinates: 17°48′4″N 98°21′31″E / 17.80111°N 98.35861°E / 17.80111; 98.35861
Country Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Area
 • Total 2,093.8 km2 (808.4 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 54,568
 • Density 26.1/km2 (68/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50310
Geocode 5018

Omkoi (Thai: อมก๋อย) is the southwesternmost district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Hot and Doi Tao of Chiang Mai Province, Sam Ngao, Mae Ramat, and Tha Song Yang of Tak Province and Sop Moei of Mae Hong Son Province. The Thanon Thongchai Range dominates the landscape.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was established on 19 April 1929 as a subordinate of Hot District, consisting of the three sub-districts Omkoi, Yang Piang, and Mae Tun.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 23 July 1958.[2]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 95 villages (muban). Omkoi is a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Omkoi. There are further six tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Omkoi อมก๋อย 20 17,208
2. Yang Piang ยางเปียง 17 7,990
3. Mae Tuen แม่ตื่น 16 9,180
4. Mon Chong ม่อนจอง 9 6,008
5. Sop Khong สบโขง 12 6,285
6. Na Kian นาเกียน 21 7,897

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