Mueang Mae Hong Son District

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Wat Phra That Chong Kham
Mueang Mae Hong Son
เมืองแม่ฮ่องสอน
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Amphoe location in Mae Hong Son Province
Coordinates: 19°18′14″N 97°58′38″E / 19.30389°N 97.97722°E / 19.30389; 97.97722Coordinates: 19°18′14″N 97°58′38″E / 19.30389°N 97.97722°E / 19.30389; 97.97722
Country Thailand
Province Mae Hong Son
Seat Chong Kham
Area
 • Total 2,483.115 km2 (958.736 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 53,333
 • Density 22.2/km2 (57/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 58000
Geocode 5801

Mueang Mae Hong Son (Thai: เมืองแม่ฮ่องสอน, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ mɛ̂ː hɔ̂ŋ sɔ̌ːn]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand.

History[edit]

The Interior Ministry upgraded Mueang Mae Hong Son to a fourth-class city under Monthon Phayap on 10 May 1910.[1] It then consisted of the four districts: Mueang Mae Hong Son, Mueang Yuam (now Mae Sariang District), Pai, and Khun Yuam.

In 1917, the district was renamed from Mueang to Muai To (ม่อยต่อ).[2] In 1938 it was renamed Mueang Mae Hong Son.[3] The northeastern part of the district was split off in 1987 and formed the new district Pang Mapha.[4]

Geography[edit]

The Daen Lao Range dominates the landscape of this district. Neighboring districts are (from south clockwise) Khun Yuam of Mae Hong Son Province, Kayah State of Myanmar, Pang Mapha, Pai of Mae Hong Son Province and Galyani Vadhana and Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai Province.

The Namtok Mae Surin National Park office is in the district.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into seven sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 70 villages (muban). Mae Hong Son itself is a town (thesaban mueang) which covers the complete tambon Chong Kham. Each of the other six tambon is administrated by a tambon administrative organization (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[5]
1. Chong Kham จองคำ - 06,534
2. Huai Pong ห้วยโป่ง 15 06,948
3. Pha Bong ผาบ่อง 12 09,519
4. Pang Mu ปางหมู 13 14,725
5. Mok Champae หมอกจำแป่ 09 06,936
6. Huai Pha ห้วยผา 08 05,431
9. Huai Pu Ling ห้วยปูลิง 11 03,240

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Pang Mapha District.

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