Sop Prap District

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Sop Prap
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Amphoe location in Lampang Province
Coordinates: 17°52′51″N 99°20′14″E / 17.88083°N 99.33722°E / 17.88083; 99.33722Coordinates: 17°52′51″N 99°20′14″E / 17.88083°N 99.33722°E / 17.88083; 99.33722
Country  Thailand
Province Lampang
Seat Sop Prap
 • Total 502.46 km2 (194.00 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 28,515
 • Density 56.8/km2 (147/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 52170
Geocode 5211

Sop Prap (Thai: สบปราบ; IPA: [sòp pràːp]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Lampang Province, northern Thailand.


The district was downgraded to a minor district (King Amphoe) on December 28, 1917 and made a subordinate of Ko Kha district. It then consisted of the three tambon Sop Prap, Samai and Mae Kua.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on January 1, 1953.[2] Mr.Phayon Chanthanakhom was the first head officer of the district.


The name Sop Prap comes from the Prap River, which joins the Wang River in the district area. It is also a name to commemorate the courage of the people in the area, who defeated the Burmese troops till they retreated.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Thoen, Soem Ngam, Ko Kha, Mae Tha of Lampang Province and Wang Chin of Phrae Province.

The important water resource are the Wang and Prap Rivers.


The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 35 villages (muban). Sop Prap is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Sop Prap. There are further 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Sop Prap สบปราบ 12 10,949
2. Samai สมัย 8 7,584
3. Mae Kua แม่กัวะ 6 5,096
4. Na Yang นายาง 9 4,886


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