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Khun Tan District

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Country  Thailand
Time zone  ICT (UTC+7)
Geocode  5714
Population  33,494 (2005)
Seat  Pa Tan
Postal code  57340
Area  234 km²
Province  Chiang Rai Province
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Khun Tan (Thai: ขุนตาล;  [kʰǔn tāːn]) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

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Map of Khun Tan District, Chiang Rai, Thailand

History

The government separated three tambon of Thoeng District to create the minor district (king amphoe) Khun Ta on 1 April 1992. It was upgraded to a full district on 5 December 1996.

Etymology

The name Khun Tan comes from Khun Tan River, which forms the backbone of in Tambon Pa Tan. It is also the name of That Pa Tan, an important temple in the district.

Roughly translated, "Khun Tan" means "mountain of palm trees", "khun" (ขุน) referring to a mountain range, and "tan" (ตาล) referring to Borassus flabellifer, a certain kind of palm tree. Likewise, the sub-district (tambon) Pa Tan translates to "palm tree forest".

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Phaya Mengrai, Chiang Khong, Wiang Kaen, and Thoeng of Chiang Rai Province.

Administration

The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 55 villages (muban). Ban Ta is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Ta. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

References

Khun Tan District Wikipedia


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