Mueang Chiang Mai District

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Mueang Chiang Mai
เมืองเชียงใหม่
District
District location in Chiang Mai Province
District 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
CountryThailand
ProvinceChiang Mai
Tambon16
Muban78
Area
 • Total152.4 km2 (58.8 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total234,244
 • Density1,594.3/km2 (4,129/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code50000
Geocode5001

Mueang Chiang Mai (Thai: เมืองเชียงใหม่, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ màj]) 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]

Mueang Chiang Mai is divided into 16 sub-districts (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 sub-districts Si Phum, Phra Sing, Haiya, Chang Moi, Chang Khlan, Wat Ket, Pa Tan, and parts of sub-districts 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 sub-district Mae Hia.

There are eight sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambons) in the district:

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

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

  • Chang Phueak (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลช้างเผือก) consisting of parts of sub-district Chang Phueak.

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]