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Chai Prakan (Thai: ไชยปราการ, pronounced [t͡ɕʰāj prāː.kāːn]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Chai Prakan
District location in Chiang Mai Province
District location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 19°43′56″N 99°8′25″E / 19.73222°N 99.14028°E / 19.73222; 99.14028Coordinates: 19°43′56″N 99°8′25″E / 19.73222°N 99.14028°E / 19.73222; 99.14028
Country Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat Pong Tam
 • Total 510.9 km2 (197.3 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 44,760
 • Density 93.8/km2 (243/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50320
Geocode 5021



View from Rte 1340 in Chai Prakan District of the Daen Lao Range

Neighbouring districts are (from the south clockwise) Phrao, Chiang Dao, Fang of Chiang Mai Province and Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province.

The Khun Tan Range stretches from north to south along the eastern side of the district. The western tip of the district lies within the Daen Lao Range.


The minor district (king amphoe) Chai Prakarn was created on 1 January 1988, when four tambons were split off from Fang District.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 4 July 1994.[2]


Central administrationEdit

Chai Prakan is divided into four sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 44 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Pong Tam ปงตำ 08 08,032
02. Si Dong Yen ศรีดงเย็น 18 15,329
03. Mae Thalop แม่ทะลบ 07 07,314
04. Nong Bua หนองบัว 11 14,085

Local administrationEdit

There are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Chai Prakan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลไชยปราการ) consisting of sub-district Pong Tam and parts of sub-districts Si Dong Yen and Nong Bua.
  • Nong Bua (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองบัว) consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Bua.

There are two sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Si Dong Yen (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศรีดงเย็น) consisting of parts of sub-district Si Dong Yen.
  • Mae Thalop (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่ทะลบ) consisting of sub-district Mae Thalop.


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