Saraphi District

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Saraphi
สารภี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°42′48″N 99°2′11″E / 18.71333°N 99.03639°E / 18.71333; 99.03639Coordinates: 18°42′48″N 99°2′11″E / 18.71333°N 99.03639°E / 18.71333; 99.03639
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Area
 • Total 97.45 km2 (37.63 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 74,782
 • Density 767.4/km2 (1,988/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50140
Geocode 5019

Saraphi (Thai: สารภี) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Saraphi borders the districts (from west clockwise) Hang Dong, Mueang Chiang Mai, San Kamphaeng of Chiang Mai Province, Mueang Lamphun of Lamphun Province.

History[edit]

The district was established in 1891, then named Yang Noeng (ยางเนิ้ง). In 1927 it was renamed to Saraphi.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 105 villages (muban). Yang Noeng is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Yang Noeng, Saraphi and Nong Phueng. The township Saraphi covers further parts of tambon Saraphi. There are further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Yang Noeng ยางเนิ้ง 7 8,964
2. Saraphi สารภี 9 6,959
3. Chom Phu ชมภู 9 6,873
4. Chai Sathan ไชยสถาน 8 4,567
5. Khua Mung ขัวมุง 10 5,510
6. Nong Faek หนองแฝก 9 5,271
7. Nong Phueng หนองผึ้ง 8 11,429
8. Tha Kwang ท่ากว้าง 7 2,856
9. Don Kaeo ดอนแก้ว 7 3,913
10. Tha Wang Tan ท่าวังตาล 13 9,299
11. San Sai สันทราย 12 5,635
12. Pa Bong ป่าบง 6 3,506

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