Khun Yuam district

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Khun Yuam (Thai: ขุนยวม, pronounced [kʰǔn jūa̯m]) is a district (amphoe) of Mae Hong Son province, northern Thailand.

Khun Yuam
ขุนยวม
District location in Mae Hong Son province
District location in Mae Hong Son province
Coordinates: 18°50′22″N 97°57′5″E / 18.83944°N 97.95139°E / 18.83944; 97.95139Coordinates: 18°50′22″N 97°57′5″E / 18.83944°N 97.95139°E / 18.83944; 97.95139
CountryThailand
ProvinceMae Hong Son
Area
 • Total1,698.3 km2 (655.7 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total21,479
 • Density12.6/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code58140
Geocode5802

HistoryEdit

Mueang Khun Yuam was made a district (amphoe) in 1910. Khun Det Pracharak (ขุนเดชประชารักษ์) was the first head of district.

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): Mueang Mae Hong Son of Mae Hong Son Province, Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai province, Mae La Noi of Mae Hong Son Province, and Kayah State of Myanmar.

The Yuam River and the Mae Surin Waterfall in Namtok Mae Surin National Park are in the district.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into six sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 45 villages (mubans). Khun Yuam is also a township (thesaban tambon) covering parts of tambon Khun Yuan. There are a further four tambon administrative organizations (TAO) and two tambon administrations (TA).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Khun Yuam ขุนยวม 6 6,823
2. Mae Ngao แม่เงา 10 3,068
3. Mueang Pon เมืองปอน 10 4,437
4. Mae Yuam Noi แม่ยวมน้อย 8 2,464
5. Mae Ki แม่กิ๊ 5 1,404
6. Mae Ukho แม่อูคอ 6 3,283

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