San Pa Tong District

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San Pa Tong

สันป่าตอง
Wiang Tha Kan Compound 9.jpg
Wat Phai Ruak ruins of Wiang Tha Kan archeological site
Amphoe 5012.svg
District location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°37′43″N98°53′44″E / 18.62861°N 98.89556°E / 18.62861; 98.89556 Coordinates: 18°37′43″N98°53′44″E / 18.62861°N 98.89556°E / 18.62861; 98.89556
Country Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
SeatYu Wa
Area
  Total178.18 km2 (68.80 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
  Total75,600
  Density431.2/km2 (1,117/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code 50120
Geocode 5012

San Pa Tong (Thai : สันป่าตอง, pronounced  [sǎn pàː tɔ̄ːŋ] ) is a district ( amphoe ) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

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Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Doi Lo, Mae Wang, Hang Dong of Chiang Mai Province, Mueang Lamphun and Pa Sang of Lamphun Province.

History

Originally named Ban Mae, it was renamed San Pa Tong in 1939. [1]

The remains of an ancient walled town of the Haripunchai Kingdom, Wiang Tha Kan, founded approximately 1,000 years ago, lie in the southern part of this district, in tambon Ban Klang. [2]

Administration

The district is divided into 11 sub-districts ( tambons ), which are further subdivided into 122 villages ( mubans ). There are three sub-district municipalities ( thesaban tambons ): San Pa Tong covers parts of tambons Yu Wa, Makham Luang, and Thung Tom; and Ban Klang which covers parts of Ban Klang, Tha Wang Phrao, Makham Luang, and Ma Khun Wan. The area of Thung Tom sub-district not covered by San Pa Thong municipality also forms a sub-district municipality. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO), covering the non-municipal areas of each sub-district.

No.NameThaiVillages Pop. [3]
1. Yu Wa ยุหว่า1513,361
2. San Klang สันกลาง94,648
3. Tha Wang Phrao ท่าวังพร้าว73,480
4. Makham Luang มะขามหลวง116,539
5. Mae Ka แม่ก๊า147,373
6. Ban Mae บ้านแม136,635
7. Ban Klang บ้านกลาง119,835
8. Thung Satok ทุ่งสะโตก126,398
10. Thung Tom ทุ่งต้อม117,258
14. Nam Bo Luang น้ำบ่อหลวง114,845
15. Makhun Wan มะขุนหวาน85,228

Missing numbers are tambons which now form Mae Wang District.

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References

  1. พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
  2. http://www.bangkokpost.com/travel/5488_info_wiang-tha-kan.html
  3. "Population statistics 2010". Department of Provincial Administration.