Mueang Phrae District

Mueang Phrae District (Thai: เมืองแพร่, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ pʰrɛ̂ː]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Phrae Province, northern Thailand.

Mueang Phrae

เมืองแพร่
NASA picture of Mueang Phrae District
NASA picture of Mueang Phrae District
District location in Phrae Province
District location in Phrae Province
Coordinates: 18°8′44″N 100°8′29″E / 18.14556°N 100.14139°E / 18.14556; 100.14139Coordinates: 18°8′44″N 100°8′29″E / 18.14556°N 100.14139°E / 18.14556; 100.14139
CountryThailand
ProvincePhrae
Area
 • Total756.1 km2 (291.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total123,811
 • Density163.7/km2 (424/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code54000
Geocode5401

GeographyEdit

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise): Sung Men, Long, Nong Muang Khai, and Rong Kwang of Phrae Province; Na Muen of Nan Province; and Tha Pla of Uttaradit Province.

The Phi Pan Nam Range dominates the landscape of the district.

AdministrationEdit

The district is divided into 20 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 157 villages (mubans). Phrae itself is a town (thesaban mueang) and covers tambon Nai Wiang. There are three more townships (thesaban tambons): Thung Hong and Mae Lai both cover tambons of the same name, Cho Hae covers tambon Cho Hae and parts of Padaeng. There are a further 20 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Nai Wiang ในเวียง - 15,638
2. Na Chak นาจักร 8 7,232
3. Nam Cham น้ำชำ 4 1,651
4. Pa Daeng ป่าแดง 10 2,678
5. Thung Hong ทุ่งโฮ้ง 7 6,140
6. Mueang Mo เหมืองหม้อ 12 9,175
7. Wang Thong วังธง 5 2,527
8. Mae Lai แม่หล่าย 6 4,516
9. Huai Ma ห้วยม้า 14 6,509
10. Pa Maet ป่าแมต 14 12,177
11. Ban Thin บ้านถิ่น 8 6,566
12. Suan Khuean สวนเขื่อน 10 5,264
13. Wang Hong วังหงส์ 7 3,185
14. Mae Kham Mi แม่คำมี 11 7,300
15. Thung Kwao ทุ่งกวาว 6 5,848
16. Tha Kham ท่าข้าม 5 2,376
17. Mae Yom แม่ยม 4 1,915
18. Cho Hae ช่อแฮ 10 6,833
19. Rong Fong ร่องฟอง 4 3,724
20. Kanchana กาญจนา 9 4,494

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