Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai

Infobox Amphoe
name=Mueang Chiang Rai
thai=เมืองเชียงราย
province=Chiang Rai
coordinates=coord|19|54|31|N|99|49|57|E|type:adm2nd_region:TH
area=1,216.1
population=227,142
population_as_of=2005
density=186.8
postal_code=57000
geocode=5701

Mueang Chiang Rai ( _th. เมืองเชียงราย) is the capital district ("Amphoe Mueang") of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

Geography

Neighboring districts are (from the northwest clockwise) Mae Fa Luang, Mae Chan, Wiang Chiang Rung, Wiang Chai, Thoeng, Pa Daet, Phan, Mae Lao, Mae Suai of Chiang Rai Province and Mae Ai of Chiang Mai Province.

The important water resource is the Kok River.

Administration

The district is subdivided into 16 subdistricts ("tambon"), which are further subdivided into 256 villages ("muban"). The town ("thesaban mueang") Chiang Rai covers the whole "tambon" Wiang and parts of Rop Wiang, San Sai and Rum Kok. The township ("thesaban tambon") San Sai covers parts of "tambon" San Sai, and Ban Du the whole "tambon" Ban Du. There are further 14 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

Missing numbers are "tambon" which now form Mae Lao district.

External links

*http://www.muangcr.com Website of district (Thai)
*http://www.maefahluang.org


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