Chom Thong District, Chiang Mai Province

Chom Thong
จอมทอง
—  Amphoe  —
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°25′2″N 98°40′33″E / 18.41722°N 98.67583°E / 18.41722; 98.67583Coordinates: 18°25′2″N 98°40′33″E / 18.41722°N 98.67583°E / 18.41722; 98.67583
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat
Tambon
Muban
Amphoe established
Area
 – Total 712.297 km2 (275 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 – Total 65,162
 – Density 91.5/km2 (237/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 50160
Geocode 5002

Chom Thong (Thai: จอมทอง; IPA: [tɕɔ̄ːm tʰɔ̄ːŋ]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Chom Thong district, a district in Chiang Mai. Chom Thong district, a large district. That are critical of Chiang Mai. A history over 200 years, classified as a Class 1 District, organized by level of regional administration. Equivalent provincial level. The Department of the Interior District is the largest of the line south of central Chiang Mai and all aspects of civilization. South of Chiang Mai from Doi Lo, Amphoe Mae Cham and Hod Omkoi Doi Tao. In addition, district close in other provinces such as Sun Net Wiang Nong Long. Hong Li District District District District Sobmoei Khun Yuam Sariang and Mae La Noi District. Mae Hong Son province.

Chom Thong district, a district that has the potential to develop high Due abundant natural beauty. Have a nice culture. Chom Thong district, the district has made a name already known to the tourists. Both Thais and foreigners. By Doi Inthanon National Park. Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Cotton hand-woven traditional parade poles, etc. make Chomthong Poe was dubbed as "Chom Thong Pandinthong of Chiang Mai

If talks Chomthong ago. Chom Thong district, a district that has the potential to develop high Geography has been favorable in supporting the growth of Chiang Mai. Universities have a third of the vocational schools are secondary schools and primary and most famous in the area. Chiang Mai area of ​​5 and 6 in the field of public health A hospital, Chom Thong in size by more than 500 beds hospital beds is the largest in the Southern province of Chiang Mai Comparable hospitals at provincial level. The tourism Chomthong major tourist attractions such as Doi Inthanon National Park. Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan. Ob Luang National Park which is famous for such a national reputation. In commerce. Chom Thong district has developed and continues to grow. Whether it is shopping malls hotels and resorts properties. The establishment of the Chom Thong district, more than 1,000 of the city that is growing rapidly. In the future be designated as a Sister City. And Chiang Mai. Is the most important economic zone of one of Chiang Mai.

History

According to the legend of Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan, the location of the temple is on a small hill which looks similar to a termite hill (Chom Pluak in Thai). The hill is covered by Thong Kwao or Bastard teak (Butea monosperma) and Thong Lang or Coral trees (Erythrina variegata) forest. Thus the people called the hill Chom Thong.

After Lord Buddha entered parinirvana, King Asoka the Great visited the hill to place Buddha's relics there. The temple was built on the hill and named Wat Phra That Chom Thong in 1451. Later the temple was upgraded to be Royal temple and at the same time renamed to Wat Phra That Si Chom Thong Worawihan.

The government created a district in the area in 1900 and named the new district Chom Thong following the legend. The district office was originally located in Ban Tha Sala, Tambon Khuang Pao. In 1933 the office was moved to the southwest of Wat Phra That Chom Thong.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Hot, Mae Chaem, Mae Wang, Doi Lo of Chiang Mai Province, Wiang Nong Long and Ban Hong of Lamphun Province.

The important river is the Ping River.

The Doi Inthanon National Park is located in the district.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 96 villages (muban). Chom Thong is a township (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of tambon Ban Luang, Khuan Pao and Doi Kaeo. There are further 6 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
3. Ban Luang บ้านหลวง 23 15,618
4. Khuang Pao ข่วงเปา 12 10,912
5. Sop Tia สบเตี๊ยะ 20 12,739
6. Ban Pae บ้านแปะ 18 12,050
7. Doi Kaeo ดอยแก้ว 9 5,128
9. Mae Soi แม่สอย 14 8,715

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Doi Lo district.



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