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Pa Sang District

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Pa Sang

ป่าซาง
District location in Lamphun Province
Coordinates: 18°31′33″N 98°56′21″E / 18.52583°N 98.93917°E / 18.52583; 98.93917Coordinates: 18°31′33″N 98°56′21″E / 18.52583°N 98.93917°E / 18.52583; 98.93917
CountryThailand
ProvinceLamphun
SeatPa Sang
Area
 • Total299.9 km2 (115.8 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)
 • Total55,824
 • Density195.5/km2 (506/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code51120
Geocode5106

Pa Sang (Thai: ป่าซาง, pronounced [pàː sāːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) of Lamphun Province, northern Thailand.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Mueang Lamphun, Mae Tha, Ban Hong and Wiang Nong Long of Lamphun Province, Doi Lo and San Pa Tong of Chiang Mai Province.

History

Originally named Pak Bong after its central sub-district, the district was renamed Pa Sang in 1953.[1]

Ethnic groups

The district is home to a population of Yong people. They migrated from Muang Yong of Shan State of today's Myanmar to the northern part of Thailand in 1805 or in the early-Rattanakosin period. Yong women are known as skillful cloth weavers.[2]

Administration

Central administration

Pa Sang District is divided into nine sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 90 administrative villages (mubans).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Pak Bong ปากบ่อง 05 3,415
02. Pa Sang ป่าซาง 05 5,450
03. Mae Raeng แม่แรง 11 7,368
04. Muang Noi ม่วงน้อย 08 4,466
05. Ban Ruean บ้านเรือน 08 4,059
06. Makok มะกอก 09 5,361
07. Tha Tum ท่าตุ้ม 14 7,345
08. Nam Dip น้ำดิบ 17 9,592
11. Nakhon Chedi นครเจดีย์ 13 8,768

Missing numbers are tambons which now form Wiang Nong Long District.

Local administration

There are four sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

  • Pa Sang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลป่าซาง) consisting of sub-districts Pak Bong, Pa Sang.
  • Muang Noi (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลม่วงน้อย) consisting of sub-district Muang Noi.
  • Mae Raeng (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่แรง) consisting of sub-district Mae Raeng.
  • Makok (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลมะกอก) consisting of sub-district Makok.

There are four sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Ban Ruean (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ้านเรือน) consisting of sub-district Ban Ruean.
  • Tha Tum (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าตุ้ม) consisting of sub-district Tha Tum.
  • Nam Dip (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลน้ำดิบ) consisting of sub-district Nam Dip.
  • Nakhon Chedi (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลนครเจดีย์) consisting of sub-district Nakhon Chedi.

References

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอและตำบลบางแห่ง พ.ศ. ๒๔๙๖ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 70 (25 ก): 492. April 14, 1953.
  2. ^ Karnjanatawe, Karnjana (11 January 2018). "Thailand's cotton belt". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 11 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Population statistics 2015" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2016-04-21.


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