Pong District

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Pong (Thai: ปง, pronounced [pōŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Phayao Province in northern Thailand.

Pong

ปง
Amphoe location in Phayao Province
Amphoe location in Phayao Province
Coordinates: 19°8′54″N 100°16′30″E / 19.14833°N 100.27500°E / 19.14833; 100.27500Coordinates: 19°8′54″N 100°16′30″E / 19.14833°N 100.27500°E / 19.14833; 100.27500
CountryThailand
ProvincePhayao
SeatPong
Area
 • Total1,783.452 km2 (688.595 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total53,212
 • Density29.8/km2 (77/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code56140
Geocode5606

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Song Khwae, Tha Wang Pha, Mueang Nan of Nan Province, Chiang Muan, Dok Khamtai, Chun and Chiang Kham of Phayao Province.

Doi Phu Nang National Park is in the district.[1]

HistoryEdit

Originally named Mueang Pong, the district was renamed Ban Muang (บ้านม่วง) in 1917.[2] In 1939 it was renamed simply "Pong".[3] In 1952 the district was reassigned to Chiang Rai Province, except sub-district Sa-iap which was split off and added to Song District in Phrae.[4] With the creation of the Province of Phayao in 1977 it was added to the new province.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 88 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Pong covers which covers parts of tambon Pong and Na Prang, and Ngim covers parts of tambon Ngim. There are a further seven tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Pop.
1. Pong ปง 8,203
2. Khuan ควร 5,634
3. Oi ออย 7,344
4. Ngim งิม 12,242
5. Pha Chang Noi ผาช้างน้อย 4,914
6. Na Prang นาปรัง 5,913
7. Khun Khuan ขุนควร 8,962

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Doi Phu Nang National Park
  2. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (ก): 40–68. April 29, 1917.
  3. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  4. ^ "พระราชบัญญัติเปลี่ยนแปลงเขตจังหวัดน่าน จังหวัดเชียงราย และจังหวัดแพร่ พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๕" (PDF). Royal Gazette. 69 (77 ก): 1440–1441. December 30, 1952.

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