Mae Suai District

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Mae Suai

แม่สรวย
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Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Rai Province
Coordinates: 19°39′23″N 99°32′33″E / 19.65639°N 99.54250°E / 19.65639; 99.54250Coordinates: 19°39′23″N 99°32′33″E / 19.65639°N 99.54250°E / 19.65639; 99.54250
Country Thailand
ProvinceChiang Rai
Area
 • Total1,428.61 km2 (551.59 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total82,989
 • Density56.3/km2 (146/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code57180
Geocode5710

Mae Suai (Thai: แม่สรวย; IPA: [mɛ̂ː sǔaj]) is a district (amphoe) in the western part of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Western edge of the Khun Tan Range, Mae Suai District

Neighboring districts are (from the northeast clockwise) Mueang Chiang Rai, Mae Lao, Phan, Wiang Pa Pao, Phrao, Chai Prakan, Fang, and Mae Ai of Chiang Mai Province.

The Khun Tan Range stretches from north to south along the west side of the district. The Suai River, a tributary of the Lao River, gives its name to the district.

History[edit]

The district was created in 1905, when the districts Mueang Wiang Pa Pao and Mueang Phong were merged.[1] Originally spelled แม่ซ่วย, the current spelling was adopted before 1917.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 128 villages (muban). Mae Suai and Chedi Luang are two sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) which each cover part of the same-named tambon. There are further nine tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
1. Mae Suai แม่สรวย 17 09,058
2. Pa Daet ป่าแดด 22 11,018
3. Mae Phrik แม่พริก 13 05,808
4. Si Thoi ศรีถ้อย 12 06,198
5. Tha Ko ท่าก๊อ 27 18,597
6. Wawi วาวี 25 24,996
7. Chedi Luang เจดีย์หลวง 12 07,314

References[edit]

  1. ^ แจ้งความกระทรวงมหาดไทย (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 22 (39): 950–951. 1905-12-24.
  2. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration.

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