Mueang Chiang Mai district – Wikipedia

This article is about the zone of Chiang Mai Province. For early uses, see Chiang Mai ( disambiguation ) District in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Mueang Chiang Mai ( Thai : เมืองเชียงใหม่, pronounced [ mɯ̄a̯ŋ t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ màj ] ) is the capital zone ( amphoe mueang ) of Chiang Mai state in northern Thailand. The zone contains the city municipality of Chiang Mai and is part of the Chiang Mai urban area ( population : 1.2 million ) .

history [edit ]

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

The government created Mueang Chiang Mai district in 1899. The foremost zone 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 ]

neighbor districts are ( from the north clockwise ) Mae Rim, San Sai, San Kamphaeng, Saraphi and Hang Dong. The main river through the zone 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 ) .

local government [edit ]

There is one city municipality ( thesaban nakhon ) in the zone :

  • Chiang Mai (Thai:


    ) 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:


    ) consisting of sub-district Mae Hia.

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

  • Chang Phueak (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Chang Phueak.

  • Nong Pa Khrang (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Pa Khrang.

  • Suthep (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Suthep.

  • Pa Daet (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Pa Daet.

  • Tha Sala (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Tha Sala.

  • Nong Hoi (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Nong Hoi.

  • Fa Ham (Thai:


    ) consisting of parts of sub-district Fa Ham.

  • San Phi Suea (Thai:


    ) consisting of sub-district San Phi Suea.

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

References [edit ]

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