Neighboring districts are (from north clockwise): the Amphoe Ban Hong and Thung Hua Chang of Lamphun Province, OEM Ngam, Thoen and Mae phrik the province of Lampang, Sam Ngao of Tak Province, and Doi Tao, Hot and Chom Thong Chiang Mai province.
Parts of the 1003 km ² large national parks Mae Ping ( Thai: อุทยานแห่งชาติ แม่ ปิ ง ) are in the south of the county. The park stretches from Amphoe Doi Tao Chiang Mai province, Li Amphoe Sam Ngao up to in Tak province. The park has numerous waterfalls and several caves to explore.
The Li County was established in 1911. Originally it was called Mueang Li, but was shortened in 1917 to Li.
The circle is divided into eight subdistricts (tambon ), which are divided further into 99 villages ( Muban ).
There are two small towns ( thesaban tambon) in the district:
- Wang Din ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล วัง ดิน ) consists of parts of the tambon Li
- Mae Tuen ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล แม่ ตื น ) consists of parts of the tambon Mae Tuen.
In addition, there are eight " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations).
The missing number refers to the former Tambon Ban Phai.