Lampang Province

Lampang ( Thai: ลำปาง, [ lām.pā ː ŋ ] ) is a province ( Changwat ) in Northern Thailand. The provincial capital is also called Lampang Lampang.

  • 3.1 Data
  • 3.2 Land Use
  • 3.3 Natural Resources
  • 3.4 dams
  • 4.1 airport
  • 4.2 Railway


The province is located in the far north of Thailand, about 600 kilometers from the capital Bangkok.

The topography is determined by the valley of the Maenam Wang, the mountain heights line. In the high plains agriculture is possible.

Major cities

Important rivers

Maenam Wang


The climate is tropical and monsunal. The rainy season lasts from May to October with an average rainfall of about 6 mm. The cool season begins in November and ends around February, after the hot season until mid-May. The maximum temperature in 2008 was 42.3 ° C, the lowest temperature was measured at 8.8 ° C. At 101 days of rain fell in the same year 977.0 mm of rainfall.

The lowest ever recorded temperature is 3.9 ° C (1974 ), the highest 43.5 ° C ( 1983).

Economic importance and

The "Gross Provincial Product" ( GDP ) of the province in 2009 amounted to 55 507 million baht. The minimum wage in the province since April 1, 2012 is 230 baht per day ( about 5 € ).


Land use

For the province, the following land use is documented:

  • Forest area: 5.97604 million Rai ( 9561.7 km ²), 76.3 % of the total
  • The utilized agricultural area: 956 706 Rai ( 1535.6 km ²), 12.3 % of the total
  • Not classified area: 897 980 Rai ( 1436.8 km ²), 11.5 % of the total

Mineral resources

The Lampang Province has many natural resources, in particular lignite, white clay and marble. Brown coal is used in power plants (the largest in Mae Mo and Ngao ) to generate electricity. The sound is processed at the famous ceramic products of the north and blue or brown painted. A significant proportion is destined for export. Marble can be found in particular in Thoen and in the area of Mae phrik.


  • Chae Hom
  • Kiu Lom
  • Mao Chang




  • Lampang Station (Northern Line Bangkok - Chiang Mai )


Lampang was probably an early foundation during the Dvaravati kingdom in the 7th century. She served as a sister city of Hariphunchai (now Lamphun ), the capital of the kingdom of the Mon After the conquest by the Khmer in the 11th century was the founder of the kingdom of Lan Na, King Mangrai, which incorporated in 1292 the kingdom of Mon. As a result, the Burmese and Siamese fighting over possession of the region, before King Taksin made ​​in 1774 for the final border demarcation.


  • Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang - one of the most important temples in the country
  • Elephant Training Center Hang Chat - worldwide unique project that works as a school of traditional working elephants.
  • Lignite deposits - open pit deposits at Mae Mo, with guided tours (also in English ).
  • National Parks: National Park Doi Chong
  • Chae Son National Park
  • Mae Wa National Park
  • National Park Tham Pha Thai

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows a white cock in the entrance to Wat Phrathat Lampang Luang. The local flower is the Heliconia ( Heliconia sp.), The local tree, the Indian elm ( Holoptelea integriflora ).

The motto of the province of Lampang is:

Administrative units

The province is divided into 13 districts ( Amphoe ). These are further divided into 100 municipalities ( tambon) and 855 villages ( Muban ) divided.

In the province there is a large city ( เทศบาล นคร - thesaban Nakhon ) Lampang ( เทศบาล นคร ลำปาง ), a city ( เทศบาล เมือง - thesaban Mueang ): Khelang Nakhon ( เทศบาล เมือง เขลา ง ค์ นคร ), and 21 small towns ( เทศบาล ตำบล - thesaban tambon).