Mae Lao District

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Mae Lao
แม่ลาว
Amphoe
Field in Chom Mok Kaeo, Mae Lao District, with the Khun Tan Range in the background
Field in Chom Mok Kaeo, Mae Lao District, with the Khun Tan Range in the background
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°47′24″N 99°41′59″E / 19.79000°N 99.69972°E / 19.79000; 99.69972Coordinates: 19°47′24″N 99°41′59″E / 19.79000°N 99.69972°E / 19.79000; 99.69972
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Rai
Seat Pa Ko Dam
Area
 • Total 406.0 km2 (156.8 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 30,779
 • Density 75.8/km2 (196/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 57250
Geocode 5716

Mae Lao (Thai: แม่ลาว; IPA: [mɛ̂ː lāːw]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area of Mae Lao district was separated from Mueang Chiang Rai district and established a minor district (king amphoe) on 31 May 1993. It originally consisted of the four tambon Dong Mada, Chom Mok Kaeo, Bua Sali, and Pa Ko Dam.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on 5 December 1996.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Mae Suai, Mueang Chiang Rai and Phan of Chiang Rai Province.

The mountains of the Phi Pan Nam Range dominate the landscape of the district, which is named after the Lao River that flows through it

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into five sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 63 villages (muban). There are two townships (thesaban tambon). Mae Lao covers parts of tambon Dong Mada, and Pa Ko Dam parts of tambon Pa Ko Dam and Chom Mok Kaeo. There are a further five tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Dong Mada ดงมะดะ 18 9,642
2. Chom Mok Kaeo จอมหมอกแก้ว 11 6,165
3. Bua Sali บัวสลี 12 4,389
4. Pa Ko Dam ป่าก่อดำ 13 6,227
5. Pong Phrae โป่งแพร่ 9 4,356

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