Mueang Tak District

Amphoe Mueang Tak ( Thai: อำเภอ เมือง ตาก ) is a district ( Amphoe ) in the province of Tak in northern Thailand. The capital of the district as well as the province is called Tak.


Tak is located about 420 km north-west of Bangkok on the Maenam Ping

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise): Amphoe Wang Chao who, Phop Phra, Mae Sot, Mae Ramat and Ban Tak Tak Province. In the east, Amphoe Ban Dan Lan Hoi Province Sukhothai, and Amphoe Phran Kratai and Kosamphi Nakhon is the province of Kamphaeng Phet

The most important river of the district is Maenam ( River ) Ping, one of the major tributaries of the Chao Phraya River. The Maenam Ping flows through the northern part of the province from north to south.


The Yannee Dam (built 1961-1964 ), popularly known by the initiator also Bhumibol Dam, allows a controlled irrigation of the fertile land without incurring the usual floods. In one produces as much electricity that the capital Bangkok can be partially fed.


The circle Mueang Tak was established in 1886. In the first administration building was also the provincial administration. 1956 a new building was erected at the Phahonyothin Highway, which, however, in 1965 one was destroyed by fire, so the house of Luang San Buranurak was hired as a temporary administration building. The current building was opened in 1967.


See: Tak ( town )


In Amphoe Mueang Tak, a next- Campus Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna.


Amphoe Mueang Tak is divided into 14 subdistricts (tambon ), which in turn in 102 village communities ( Muban ) are divided.

The city ( Mueang thesaban ) Tak ( Thai: เทศบาล เมือง ตาก ) contains the Rahaeng Tambon Nong Luang, Chiang Ngoen and Hua Diat.

May Ngam ( Thai: เทศบาล ตำบล ไม้ งาม ) is the name of a small town ( thesaban tambon) in the district, it consists of the whole tambon May Ngam.

There are also nine " Tambon Administrative Organizations" (TAO, องค์การ บริหาร ส่วน ตำบล - administrative organizations).

The missing paragraphs 10, 16 and 17 belong to tambon which were combined to Amphoe Wang Chao.