Mae Chan District

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Mae Chan
แม่จัน
Amphoe
Doi Nang Non, the "Mountain of the Sleeping Lady"
Doi Nang Non, the "Mountain of the Sleeping Lady"
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 20°8′48″N 99°51′12″E / 20.14667°N 99.85333°E / 20.14667; 99.85333Coordinates: 20°8′48″N 99°51′12″E / 20.14667°N 99.85333°E / 20.14667; 99.85333
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Mae Chan
Tambon 8
Muban 139
Area
 • Total 791.0 km2 (305.4 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 108,182
 • Density 129.7/km2 (336/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57110
Geocode 5707

Mae Chan (Thai: แม่จัน; IPA: [mɛ̂ː tɕān]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Rice planting, Mae Chan District

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mae Sai, Chiang Saen, Doi Luang, Mueang Chiang Rai and Mae Fa Luang of Chiang Rai Province.

Doi Nang Non, the "Mountain of the Sleeping Lady", is part of the Daen Lao Range and is one of the main geographic features of Mae Chan District.

History[edit]

The district was created as the successor of Mueang Chiang Saen. The original center of the mueang later became part of the minor district Chiang Saen Luang, so in 1939 this minor district was renamed to Chiang Saen, while the district Chiang Saen itself was renamed to Mae Chan.[1]

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Mae Chan is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 139 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Mae Chan แม่จัน 14 11,084
02. Chan Chawa จันจว้า 11 07,151
03. Mae Kham แม่คำ 14 10,544
04. Pa Sang ป่าซาง 15 11,763
05. San Sai สันทราย 09 04,974
06. Tha Khao Plueak ท่าข้าวเปลือก 14 08,196
08. Pa Tueng ป่าตึง 20 26,197
10. Mae Rai แม่ไร่ 09 10,213
11. Si Kham ศรีค้ำ 11 06,118
12. Chan Chawa Tai จันจว้าใต้ 12 08,013
13. Chom Sawan จอมสวรรค์ 10 03,930

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Doi Luang District.

Local administration[edit]

There are 8 subdistrict municipalities (Thesaban Tambon) in the district:

  • Chan Chawa (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลจันจว้า) consisting of the complete subdistrict Chan Chawa, Chan Chawa Tai.
  • Mae Kham (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่คำ) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Mae Kham.
  • Mae Chan (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่จัน) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Mae Chan.
  • San Sai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสันทราย) consisting of parts of the subdistrict San Sai.
  • Pa Sang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลป่าซาง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Pa Sang.
  • Sai Nam Kham (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสายน้ำคำ) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Mae Kham.
  • Tha Khao Plueak (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลท่าข้าวเปลือก) consisting of the complete subdistrict Tha Khao Plueak.
  • Mae Rai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่ไร่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Mae Rai.

There are 5 subdistrict administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Mae Chan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่จัน) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Mae Chan.
  • San Sai (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสันทราย) consisting of parts of the subdistrict San Sai.
  • Pa Tueng (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลป่าตึง) consisting of the complete subdistrict Pa Tueng.
  • Si Kham (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลศรีค้ำ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Si Kham.
  • Chom Sawan (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลจอมสวรรค์) consisting of the complete subdistrict Chom Sawan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2015" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2016-06-09. 

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