Mueang Lopburi District
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Mueang Lopburi District
Mueang Lopburi

Lopburi Railway Station
District location in Lopburi Province
District location in Lopburi Province
Coordinates: 14°47?53?N 100°39?13?E / 14.79806°N 100.65361°E / 14.79806; 100.65361Coordinates: 14°47?53?N 100°39?13?E / 14.79806°N 100.65361°E / 14.79806; 100.65361
SeatThale Chup Son
 o Total565.6 km2 (218.4 sq mi)
 o Total247,842
 o Density438.2/km2 (1,135/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code15000

Mueang Lopburi (Thai: , RTGSmueang lopburi, pronounced [ma lóp b?.r?:]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Lopburi Province, central Thailand. The district is home to Khok Kathiam Air Force Base.


Lopburi is an ancient city. In the Khmer era, it was Lavo or Lava Pura, the important city of the eastern part of the Chao Phraya River valley. In the Ayuthaya kingdom, it was a northeastern frontier city. The glorious period of Lopburi was during the reign of King Narai the Great. He stayed in his palace eight to nine months a year, making Lopburi the second capital of the kingdom. After his reign, the city was nearly deserted, only to be enriched again when King Mongkut visited and renovated King Narai's Palace.

Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram set up Lopburi as the military center of Thailand. He reformed Lopburi city, with its modern center located about 4 km east from the historical center. His predominant building style, Art Deco shows along Narai Maharat Road.

Lopburi River


The southwestern part of the district is low alluvial plain. The rest is intermixed plains and hills. Besides the Lopburi River, the important water resources are the Sap Lek Reservoir and Khlong Raphiphat. Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Tha Wung, Ban Mi, Khok Samrong and Phatthana Nikhom of Lopburi Province, Phra Phutthabat, Nong Don and Don Phut of Saraburi Province, Ban Phraek of Ayutthaya Province, and Chaiyo of Ang Thong Province.

Pibul Wittayalai School Building 1, Art Deco style


The district is divided into 24 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 223 villages (mubans). The town (thesaban mueang) Lopburi covers tambon Tha Hin and parts of Thale Chup Son. There are two further sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon): Khao Phra Ngam covering tambon Khao Phra Ngam, and Khok Tum covering tambons Khok Tum and Nikhom Sang Ton Eng. There are a further 19 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Pop.
1. Thale Chup Son 34,742
2. Tha Hin 8,487
3. Kok Ko ? 8,304
4. Kong Thanu ? 4,893
5. Khao Phra Ngam 28,664
6. Khao Sam Yot 28,262
7. Khok Kathiam ? 4,833
8. Khok Lam Phan 3,554
9. Khok Tum 15,504
10. Ngio Rai ? 5,592
11. Don Pho 3,582
12. Talung 5,218
14. Tha Khae 13,666
15. Tha Sala ? 12,515
16. Nikhom Sang Ton Eng 11,737
17. Bang Khan Mak ? 8,935
18. Ban Khoi 3,081
19. Thai Talat 3,039
20. Pa Tan 12,523
21. Phrommat ? 6,779
22. Pho Kao Ton 10,540
23. Pho Tru 2,721
24. Si Khlong ? 1,067
25. Thanon Yai ? 9,604

Geocode 13 not used.


The district is served by the State Railway of Thailand's Ban Pa Wai, Lopburi, Tha Khae, and Khok Kathiam Railway Stations.

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