San Kamphaeng District

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San Kamphaeng

สันกำแพง
Traditional umbrella, village of Bo Sang
Traditional umbrella, village of Bo Sang
District location in Chiang Mai Province
District location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°44′43″N 99°7′13″E / 18.74528°N 99.12028°E / 18.74528; 99.12028Coordinates: 18°44′43″N 99°7′13″E / 18.74528°N 99.12028°E / 18.74528; 99.12028
CountryThailand
ProvinceChiang Mai
Area
 • Total197.833 km2 (76.384 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total73,721
 • Density372.6/km2 (965/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code50130
Geocode5013

San Kamphaeng (Thai: สันกำแพง, pronounced [sǎn kām.pʰɛ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

San Kamphaeng borders the districts (from west clockwise) Saraphi, Mueang Chiang Mai, San Sai, Doi Saket, Mae On of Chiang Mai Province and Ban Thi of Lamphun Province.

History[edit]

The district dates back to khwaeng Mae Om, which was established in 1902. In 1923 the district was renamed San Kamphaeng.

Economy[edit]

San Kamphaeng is known for its many silk factories. Along the road from Chiang Mai to San Kamphaeng are many handicraft shops selling traditional Thai items to tourists, like the umbrellas of Bo Sang.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 10 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 100 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon). San Kamphaeng covers parts of tambons San Kamphaeng and Chae Chang, and the entire tambon Sai Mun. Ton Pao covers the entire tambon of Ton Pao. There are a further eight tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. San Kamphaeng สันกำแพง 14 13,686
2. Sai Mun ทรายมูล 7 4,230
3. Rong Wua Daeng ร้องวัวแดง 11 5,718
4. Buak Khang บวกค้าง 13 7,851
5. Chae Chang แช่ช้าง 9 7,585
6. On Tai ออนใต้ 11 5,371
10. Mae Pu Kha แม่ปูคา 9 5,969
11. Huai Sai ห้วยทราย 8 6,217
12. Ton Pao ต้นเปา 10 11,006
13. San Klang สันกลาง 8 6,088

Numbers 7-9,14,15 are tambons which now belong to Mae On District.