Samoeng District

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Samoeng
สะเมิง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°50′53″N 98°43′57″E / 18.84806°N 98.73250°E / 18.84806; 98.73250Coordinates: 18°50′53″N 98°43′57″E / 18.84806°N 98.73250°E / 18.84806; 98.73250
Country Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat Samoeng
Area
 • Total 898.0 km2 (346.7 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,236
 • Density 25.9/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50250
Geocode 5008

Samoeng (Thai: สะเมิง) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mae Taeng, Mae Rim, Hang Dong, Mae Wang, Mae Chaem, and Galyani Vadhana of Chiang Mai Province and Pai of Mae Hong Son Province.

History[edit]

The district was originally created in 1902 as a minor district (king amphoe). It was upgraded to a full district in 1908,[1] downgraded to a minor district in 1938,[2] and returned to its current designation as a full district in 1958.[3]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 45 villages (muban). Samoeng Tai is a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of tambon Samoeng Tai. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Samoeng Tai สะเมิงใต้ 11 5,366
2. Samoeng Nuea สะเมิงเหนือ 6 3,426
3. Mae Sap แม่สาบ 10 3,464
4. Bo Kaeo บ่อแก้ว 10 7,135
5. Yang Moen ยั้งเมิน 8 3,845

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Samoeng travel guide from Wikivoyage