Wiang Pa Pao District

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Wiang Pa Pao
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Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°20′54″N 99°30′24″E / 19.34833°N 99.50667°E / 19.34833; 99.50667Coordinates: 19°20′54″N 99°30′24″E / 19.34833°N 99.50667°E / 19.34833; 99.50667
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Wiang
 • Total 1,217.0 km2 (469.9 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 68,198
 • Density 56.2/km2 (146/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57170
Geocode 5711

Wiang Pa Pao (Thai: เวียงป่าเป้า; IPA: [wīaŋ pàː pâw]) is the southwesternmost district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mae Suai, Phan of Chiang Rai Province, Wang Nuea, Mueang Pan of Lampang Province, Doi Saket and Phrao of Chiang Mai Province. The Khun Tan Range runs along the west side of the district and its highest point, 2,031 m high Doi Mae Tho, is at its SW end.


Wiang Pa Pao was one of the mueang in northern Thailand. In 1905 the District Wiang Pa Pao was merged with Mueang Phong and renamed to Mae Suai,[1] while the central area of the old mueang kept the name as the minor district (King Khwaeng) Wiang Pa Pao. In 1907 it was upgraded to a full district.[2]


The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 92 villages (muban). There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon). Wiang Pa Pao covers parts of tambon Wiang, and Mae Khachan covers parts of tambon Mae Chai. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
1. San Sali สันสลี 13 09,051
2. Wiang เวียง 12 15,521
3. Ban Pong บ้านโป่ง 07 05,193
4. Pa Ngio ป่างิ้ว 16 09,375
5. Wiang Kalong เวียงกาหลง 15 09,572
6. Mae Chedi แม่เจดีย์ 16 09,742
7. Mae Chedi Mai แม่เจดีย์ใหม่ 14 09,744


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