Sop Prap District

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Sop Prap

สบปราบ
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
ProvinceLampang
SeatSop Prap
Area
 • Total502.46 km2 (194.00 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total28,515
 • Density56.8/km2 (147/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (THA)
Postal code52170
Geocode5211

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

History[edit]

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.

Etymology[edit]

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.

Geography[edit]

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.

Administration[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง ยุบอำเภอสบปราบลงเป็นกิ่งอำเภอสบปราบ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (0 ก): 504. December 23, 1917.
  2. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอจักราช อำเภอสัตตหีบ อำเภอศรีสงคราม อำเภอชะอวด อำเภอหนองแซง อำเภอภาชี อำเภอเขาไชยสน อำเภอชุมพลบุรี อำเภอวาริชภูมิ อำเภอสบปราบ และอำเภอสุไหงโกลก พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 70 (17 ก): 368–371. March 10, 1953.

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