Amphoe Mueang Mae Hong Son

Infobox Amphoe
name=Mueang Mae Hong Son
thai=เมืองแม่ฮ่องสอน
province=Mae Hong Son
coordinates=coord|19|18|14|N|97|58|38|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=2,483.115
population=55,020
population_as_of=2005
density=22.2
postal_code=58000
geocode=5801

Mueang Mae Hong Son ( _th. เมืองแม่ฮ่องสอน) is the capital district ("Amphoe Mueang") of Mae Hong Son Province, northern Thailand.

History

The Interior Ministry upgraded "Mueang" Mae Hong Son to be a 4th class city under Monthon Phayap on May 10th, 1900. It had 4 districts included, Muai To (which is Mueang Mae Hong Son district now), Mueang Yuam (now Mae Sariang district), Pai and Khun Yuam.

Geography

Neighboring are (from south clockwise) Khun Yuam of Mae Hong Son Province, Kayah State of Myanmar, Pangmapha, Pai of Mae Hong Son Province again and Mae Chaem of Chiang Mai Province.

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

Administration

The district is subdivided into 7 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 75 villages ("muban"). Mae Hong Son itself is a town ("thesaban mueang") which covers the complete "tambon" Chong Kham. Each of the other 6 "tambon" is administrated by a Tambon administrative organization (TAO).Missing numbers are "tambon" which now form Pang Mapha district.

ee also

* [http://www.dnp.go.th/parkreserve/asp/style1/default.asp?npid=70&lg=2 Namtok Mae Surin National Park]


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