Mueang Loei District

Mueang Loei (Thai: เมืองเลย; IPA: [mɯ̄aŋ lɤ̄ːj]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Loei Province, northeastern Thailand.

Mueang Loei

เมืองเลย
District location in Loei Province
District location in Loei Province
Coordinates: 17°29′6″N 101°43′48″E / 17.48500°N 101.73000°E / 17.48500; 101.73000Coordinates: 17°29′6″N 101°43′48″E / 17.48500°N 101.73000°E / 17.48500; 101.73000
CountryThailand
ProvinceLoei
Area
 • Total1,480.49 km2 (571.62 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total117,039
 • Density79.1/km2 (205/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code42000
Geocode4201

LocationEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise): Chiang Khan, Pak Chom, Na Duang, Erawan, Wang Saphung, Phu Ruea, and Tha Li of Loei Province.

The important water resource is the Loei River.

HistoryEdit

The district was one of the five original districts of Loei Province established in 1897 during the thesaphiban administrative reforms. At first named Kut Pong after the central tambon, it was later renamed Mueang Loei.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 14 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 130 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) Loei covers tambon Kut Pong. There are two more townships (thesaban tambons): Na O covers the whole of tambon Na O, and Nam Suai covers parts of tambon Nam Suai. There are a further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kut Pong กุดป่อง - 22,677
2. Mueang เมือง 13 10,678
3. Na O นาอ้อ 9 6,051
4. Kok Du กกดู่ 10 6,567
5. Nam Man น้ำหมาน 6 3,612
6. Siao เสี้ยว 6 3,287
7. Na An นาอาน 12 11,184
8. Na Pong นาโป่ง 14 9,609
9. Na Din Dam นาดินดำ 14 10,460
10. Nam Suai น้ำสวย 11 9,728
11. Chaiyaphruek ชัยพฤกษ์ 11 6,449
12. Na Khaem นาแขม 8 6,642
13. Si Song Rak ศรีสองรัก 11 7,610
14. Kok Thong กกทอง 5 2,485

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