Mueang Chiang Mai District

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Mueang Chiang Mai
เมืองเชียงใหม่
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°47′25″N 98°59′4″E / 18.79028°N 98.98444°E / 18.79028; 98.98444Coordinates: 18°47′25″N 98°59′4″E / 18.79028°N 98.98444°E / 18.79028; 98.98444
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Tambon 16
Muban 78
Area
 • Total 152.4 km2 (58.8 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 234,244
 • Density 1,594.3/km2 (4,129/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 50000
Geocode 5001

Mueang Chiang Mai (Thai: เมืองเชียงใหม่) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand. The district contains the city of Chiang Mai.

History[edit]

The area of Mueang Chiang Mai district was the central part of the Lanna Kingdom, named Nopphaburi Si Nakhon Phing Chiang Mai. King Mengrai the Great was the first king of the Mengrai dynasty, who established the city.

The government created Mueang Chiang Mai district in 1899. The first district office was opened in 1929, on the west side of the old city hall of Chiang Mai. A new district office was opened in August 1989.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mae Rim, San Sai, San Kamphaeng, Saraphi and Hang Dong.

The main river through the district is the Ping River.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

The district Mueang Chiang Mai is subdivided into 16 subdistricts (Tambon), which are further subdivided into 78 administrative villages (Muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Si Phum ศรีภูมิ - 15,271
02. Phra Sing พระสิงห์ - 07,490
03. Haiya หายยา - 13,173
04. Chang Moi ช้างม่อย - 08,235
05. Chang Khlan ช้างคลาน - 13,971
06. Wat Ket วัดเกต - 20,814
07. Chang Phueak ช้างเผือก 05 25,712
08. Suthep สุเทพ 15 28,921
09. Mae Hia แม่เหียะ 10 18,564
10. Pa Daet ป่าแดด 13 18,460
11. Nong Hoi หนองหอย 07 14,239
12. Tha Sala ท่าศาลา 05 12,143
13. Nong Pa Khrang หนองป่าครั่ง 07 08,709
14. Fa Ham ฟ้าฮ่าม 07 07,499
15. Pa Tan ป่าตัน - 10,375
16. San Phi Suea สันผีเสื้อ 09 10,668

Local administration[edit]

There is one city-municipality (Thesaban Nakhon) in the district:

  • Chiang Mai (Thai: เทศบาลนครเชียงใหม่) consisting of the complete subdistrict Si Phum, Phra Sing, Haiya, Chang Moi, Chang Khlan, Wat Ket, Pa Tan and parts of the subdistricts Chang Phueak, Suthep, Pa Daet, Nong Hoi, Tha Sala, Nong Pa Khrang, Fa Ham.

There is one town-municipality (Thesaban Mueang) in the district:

  • Mae Hia (Thai: เทศบาลเมืองแม่เหียะ) consisting of the complete subdistrict Mae Hia.

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

  • Chang Phueak (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลช้างเผือก) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Chang Phueak.
  • Nong Pa Khrang (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองป่าครั่ง) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Nong Pa Khrang.
  • Suthep (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสุเทพ) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Suthep.
  • Pa Daet (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลป่าแดด) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Pa Daet.
  • Tha Sala (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลท่าศาลา) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Tha Sala.
  • Nong Hoi (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลหนองหอย) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Nong Hoi.
  • Fa Ham (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลฟ้าฮ่าม) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Fa Ham.
  • San Phi Suea (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลสันผีเสื้อ) consisting of the complete subdistrict San Phi Suea.

There is one subdistrict administrative organization (SAO) in the district:

  • Chang Phueak (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลช้างเผือก) consisting of parts of the subdistrict Chang Phueak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2014" (in Thai). Department of Provincial Administration. Retrieved 2015-04-06. 

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