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Mueang Tak District

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Country  Thailand
Time zone  THA (UTC+7)
Geocode  6301
Population  98,493 (2007)
Province  Tak Province
Seat  Nong Luang
Postal code  63000
Area  1,599 km²
Local time  Tuesday 11:28 AM
University  Lumnamping College
Mueang Tak District
Weather  34°C, Wind S at 5 km/h, 37% Humidity

Mueang Tak (Thai: เมืองตาก,  [mɯ̄a̯ŋ tàːk]) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Tak Province, western Thailand.

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Map of Mueang Tak District, Tak, Thailand

History

In Sukhothai era, Mueang Tak was the western frontier city. The old location of the city was in Tambon Ko Taphao, now Ban Tak district. It was moved because its old location was not strategically good. Another old city name was Ra-haeng.

Mueang Tak district was established in 1886. The first district office was together with the Tak province hall. A new office was established beside Phahonyothin highway in 1956. However 1965 it burned down, thus the government rented the house of Luang San Buranurak as a temporary district office. The new office was finished and opened in 1967.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (clockwise from south): Wang Chao, Phop Phra, Mae Sot, Mae Ramat, Ban Tak of Tak Province, Ban Dan Lan Hoi of Sukhothai Province, Phran Kratai, Kosamphi Nakhon of Kamphaeng Phet Province

The important water resources of the district is the Ping River. There are two national parks in the district: Lan Sang National Park and Taksin Maharat National Park (partly in neighboring Mae Sot).

Administration

The district is subdivided into 14 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 102 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Tak covers the tambon Rahaeng, Nong Luang, Chiang Ngoen and Hua Diat, the subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) Mai Ngam the complete same-named tambon. There are further 9 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Numbers 10, 16 and 17 belong to the tambon which now form Wang Chao district.

References

Mueang Tak District Wikipedia


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