Si Chiang Mai District

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Si Chiang Mai
ศรีเชียงใหม่
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nong Khai Province
Amphoe location in Nong Khai Province
Coordinates: 17°57′23″N 102°35′22″E / 17.95639°N 102.58944°E / 17.95639; 102.58944Coordinates: 17°57′23″N 102°35′22″E / 17.95639°N 102.58944°E / 17.95639; 102.58944
Country  Thailand
Province Nong Khai
Area
 • Total 198.0 km2 (76.4 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 30,687
 • Density 157.2/km2 (407/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 43130
Geocode 4307

Si Chiang Mai (Thai: ศรีเชียงใหม่) is a district (Amphoe) in the western part of Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand. It may also be spelled Sri Chiang Mai.

History[edit]

Si Chiang Mai is an ancient city, which was established by King Setthathirath of Lan Xang Kingdom. It was named after Mueang Chiang Mai, the hometown of his grandmother who was the former queen of Chiang Mai (his mother was the princess from Lanna). It was created as a district of Nong Khai Province on August 4 1958, when it was split off from Tha Bo district.[1]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southeast clockwise) Tha Bo, Pho Tak and Sangkhom of Nong Khai Province. To the north across the Mekong river is the Laotian province Vientiane Prefecture.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Si Chiang Mai is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 43 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Phan Phrao พานพร้าว 15 13,436
03. Ban Mo บ้านหม้อ 08 04,368
04. Phra Phutthabat พระพุทธบาท 10 05,041
05. Nong Pla Pak หนองปลาปาก 10 07,842

Missing number are tambon which now form Pho Tak district.

Local administration[edit]

There are 2 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Si Chiang Mai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลศรีเชียงใหม่) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Phan Phrao.
  • Nong Pla Pak (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองปลาปาก) consisting of the complete subdistrict Nong Pla Pak.

There are 3 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Phan Phrao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลพานพร้าว) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Phan Phrao.
  • Ban Mo (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ้านหม้อ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Ban Mo.
  • Phra Phutthabat (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลพระพุทธบาท) consisting of the complete subdistrict Phra Phutthabat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอศรีเชียงใหม่ พ.ศ. ๒๕๐๑" (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 75 (55 ก): 328–330. 1958-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-02-18. 

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