Mae Sariang District

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Mae Sariang
แม่สะเรียง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Coordinates: 18°9′34″N 97°56′1″E / 18.15944°N 97.93361°E / 18.15944; 97.93361Coordinates: 18°9′34″N 97°56′1″E / 18.15944°N 97.93361°E / 18.15944; 97.93361
Country Thailand
Province Mae Hong Son
Seat Mae Sariang
Area
 • Total 2,587.4 km2 (999.0 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 50,937
 • Density 20.1/km2 (52/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 58110
Geocode 5804

Mae Sariang (Thai: แม่สะเรียง, pronounced [mɛ̂ː sā.rīaŋ]) is a small town and district (amphoe) alongside the Yuam River in Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand, along the Myanmar border. The areas around Mae Sariang are mountainous and forested. The area has many links to Burma, such as its architecture and a large population of Burmese Muslims.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring are (from north clockwise) Mae La Noi of Mae Hong Son Province; Mae Chaem and Hot of Chiang Mai Province; Sop Moei of Mae Hong Son Province again; and Kayin State and Kayah State of Myanmar.

Salawin National Park is in the district.The important river of Mae Sariang is the Yuam River.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mae Sariang (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.8
(96.4)
39.6
(103.3)
42.1
(107.8)
42.8
(109)
42.7
(108.9)
37.7
(99.9)
36.3
(97.3)
36.2
(97.2)
36.8
(98.2)
37.1
(98.8)
37.1
(98.8)
37.1
(98.8)
42.8
(109)
Average high °C (°F) 31.4
(88.5)
34.0
(93.2)
36.5
(97.7)
37.9
(100.2)
34.9
(94.8)
31.6
(88.9)
30.7
(87.3)
30.7
(87.3)
32.1
(89.8)
32.8
(91)
32.0
(89.6)
30.5
(86.9)
32.9
(91.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 20.4
(68.7)
22.2
(72)
26.0
(78.8)
29.3
(84.7)
28.4
(83.1)
26.8
(80.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.2
(79.2)
26.5
(79.7)
26.1
(79)
23.9
(75)
20.9
(69.6)
25.2
(77.4)
Average low °C (°F) 13.6
(56.5)
13.8
(56.8)
17.5
(63.5)
22.3
(72.1)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
23.2
(73.8)
23.1
(73.6)
23.0
(73.4)
22.3
(72.1)
19.2
(66.6)
15.3
(59.5)
20.1
(68.2)
Record low °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
6.3
(43.3)
10.8
(51.4)
15.5
(59.9)
19.9
(67.8)
21.2
(70.2)
20.1
(68.2)
20.4
(68.7)
19.8
(67.6)
15.2
(59.4)
7.3
(45.1)
3.3
(37.9)
3.3
(37.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 1.5
(0.059)
6.5
(0.256)
14.2
(0.559)
44.7
(1.76)
162.3
(6.39)
183.0
(7.205)
181.2
(7.134)
220.4
(8.677)
177.1
(6.972)
115.2
(4.535)
22.1
(0.87)
7.6
(0.299)
1,135.8
(44.717)
Average rainy days 0.5 0.6 1.4 5.1 16.5 24.9 26.7 26.5 20.9 13.5 4.1 1.4 142.1
Average relative humidity (%) 78 69 62 62 75 84 86 86 85 84 82 80 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 257.3 305.1 350.3 279.0 198.4 60.0 58.9 58.9 108.0 145.7 183.0 254.2 2,258.8
Mean daily sunshine hours 8.3 10.8 11.3 9.3 6.4 2.0 1.9 1.9 3.6 4.7 6.1 8.2 6.2
Source #1: Thai Meteorological Department[1]
Source #2: Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department (sun and humidity)[2]

History[edit]

In 1900 the administration in the area was formalized as a district under Mae Hong Son. Originally the district was named Mueang Yuam (เมืองยวม), which was changed in 1917 to Mae Sariang.[3]

Administration[edit]

Mountains southwest of Mae Sariang

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 77 villages (muban). Mae Sariang is also a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Ban Kat and Mae Sariang. There are a further seven tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[4]
1. Ban Kat บ้านกาศ 13 11,283
2. Mae Sariang แม่สะเรียง 09 09,968
3. Mae Khong แม่คง 11 04,154
4. Mae Ho แม่เหาะ 13 07,813
5. Mae Yuam แม่ยวม 13 09,273
6. Sao Hin เสาหิน 06 02,691
8. Pa Pae ป่าแป๋ 12 05,755

Number 7 is not used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climatological Data for the Period 1981–2010". Thai Meteorological Department. p. 1. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "ปริมาณการใช้น้ำของพืชอ้างอิงโดยวิธีของ Penman Monteith (Reference Crop Evapotranspiration by Penman Monteith)" (PDF) (in Thai). Office of Water Management and Hydrology, Royal Irrigation Department. p. 10. Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง เปลี่ยนชื่ออำเภอ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 34 (0 ก): 40–68. 1917-04-29. 
  4. ^ "Population statistics 2010". Department of Provincial Administration. 

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