Mae Ai District

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Mae Ai
แม่อาย
Amphoe
The Kok River in Amphoe Mae Ai
The Kok River in Amphoe Mae Ai
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Amphoe location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 20°1′53″N 99°17′13″E / 20.03139°N 99.28694°E / 20.03139; 99.28694Coordinates: 20°1′53″N 99°17′13″E / 20.03139°N 99.28694°E / 20.03139; 99.28694
Country  Thailand
Province Chiang Mai
Seat Mae Ai
Tambon 7
Muban 99
Amphoe established 1967
Area
 • Total 736.701 km2 (284.442 sq mi)
Population (2014)
 • Total 73,537
 • Density 104.9/km2 (272/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 50280
Geocode 5010

Mae Ai (Thai: แม่อาย) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) Mae Ai was created on 15 August 1967, when the three tambon Mae Ai, Mae Sao, and Mae Na Wang were separated from Fang district.[1] It was officially upgraded to a full district on 28 June 1973.[2]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Fang of Chiang Mai Province, Shan State of Myanmar, Mae Fa Luang, Mueang Chiang Rai, and Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province.

The important rivers are the Kok and Fang Rivers.

Administration[edit]

Central administration[edit]

Mae Ai is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further divided into 93 administrative villages (muban).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Mae Ai แม่อาย 13 09,699
02. Mae Sao แม่สาว 16 12,020
03. San Ton Mue สันต้นหมื้อ 12 06,348
04. Mae Na Wang แม่นาวาง 17 14,206
05. Tha Ton ท่าตอน 15 19,902
06. Ban Luang บ้านหลวง 10 07,215
07. Malika มะลิกา 10 04,285

Local administration[edit]

There is one sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) in the district:

  • Mae Ai (Thai: เทศบาลตำบลแม่อาย) consisting of parts of the sub-districts Mae Ai, Malika.

There are six sub-district administrative organizations (SAO) in the district:

  • Doi Lang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลดอยลาง) consisting of parts of the sub-districts Mae Ai and Malika.
  • Mae Sao (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่สาว) consisting of the sub-district Mae Sao.
  • San Ton Mue (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลสันต้นหมื้อ) consisting of the sub-district San Ton Mue.
  • Mae Na Wang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลแม่นาวาง) consisting of the sub-district Mae Na Wang.
  • Tha Ton (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลท่าตอน) consisting of the sub-district Tha Ton.
  • Ban Luang (Thai: องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลบ้านหลวง) consisting of the sub-district Ban Luang.

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