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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
ไชยปราการ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe 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
Area
 • 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

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GeographyEdit

 
View from road 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.

HistoryEdit

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

AdministrationEdit

Central administrationEdit

The district Chai Prakan is subdivided into four subdistricts (Tambon), 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 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Chai Prakan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลไชยปราการ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Pong Tam and parts of the subdistricts Si Dong Yen and Nong Bua.
  • Nong Bua (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองบัว) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Nong Bua.

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

  • Si Dong Yen (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศรีดงเย็น) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Si Dong Yen.
  • Mae Thalop (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่ทะลบ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Mae Thalop.

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