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Amphoe Mueang Chiang Rai
Mueang Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
(Thai: เมืองเชียงราย, pronounced [mɯ̄a̯ŋ t͡ɕʰīa̯ŋ rāːj]; Lanna: , pronounced [mɯaŋ.tɕiaŋ.haaj]) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Province, northern Thailand.Rai Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Tambon
Tambon
Rop Wiang, Amphoe Mueang Chiang RaiContents1 Geography 2 Administration 3 References 4 External linksGeography[edit] 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
Chiang Rai Province
and Mae Ai of Chiang Mai Province. The Phi Pan Nam Mountains
Phi Pan Nam Mountains
dominate the landscape of the southern side of the district
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Amphoe
An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ, pronounced [ʔām.pʰɤ̄ː]) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". Amphoe make up the provinces, and are analogous to counties. The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons, or sub-districts. Altogether Thailand
Thailand
has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972. The number of amphoe in provinces varies, from only three in the smallest provinces, up to the 50 urban districts of Bangkok. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Thai Language
Thai,[3] Central Thai,[4] or Siamese,[5] is the national and official language of Thailand
Thailand
and the first language of the Thai people
Thai people
and the vast majority of Thai Chinese. It is a member of the Tai group of the Tai–Kadai language family. Over half of its words are borrowed from Pali, Sanskrit, Mon, and Old Khmer
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Thesaban Tambon
Thesaban
Thesaban
(Thai: เทศบาล, RTGS: thetsaban, pronounced [tʰêːt.sā.bāːn]) are the municipalities of Thailand. There are three levels of municipalities: city, town, and sub-district. Bangkok
Bangkok
and Pattaya
Pattaya
are special municipal entities not included in the thesaban system. The municipalities assume some of the responsibilities which are assigned to the districts (amphoe) or communes (tambon) for non-municipal (rural) areas
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Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
(Thai: เมืองเชียงราย, pronounced [mɯəŋ tɕʰiəŋ raːj]; Lanna: ᩮᨾᩥᩬᨦᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩁᩣ᩠ᨿ: Mueang Jiang Hai; Lao: Mueang Xieng Hai) is a city in Mueang Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
District, Chiang Rai Province. Chiang Rai
Chiang Rai
is the northernmost large city in Thailand. It was established as a capital city in the reign of King Mangrai, in 1262 CE.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Government 6 Buddhist temples 7 Tourist attractions 8 Education8.1 Colleges and universities 8.2 International Schools 8.3 High Schools 8.4 Primary Schools9 Hospitals 10 Transportation 11 References 12 External linksHistory[edit]Sadue Mueang, omphalos of the cityThe city was founded by King Mangrai
Mangrai
in 1262[1]:208 and became the capital of the Mangrai
Mangrai
Dynasty
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Thesaban Nakhon
Thesaban
Thesaban
(Thai: เทศบาล, RTGS: thetsaban, pronounced [tʰêːt.sā.bāːn]) are the municipalities of Thailand. There are three levels of municipalities: city, town, and sub-district. Bangkok
Bangkok
and Pattaya
Pattaya
are special municipal entities not included in the thesaban system. The municipalities assume some of the responsibilities which are assigned to the districts (amphoe) or communes (tambon) for non-municipal (rural) areas
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Muban
Muban (Thai: หมู่บ้าน) is the lowest administrative sub-division of Thailand. Usually translated as village and sometimes as hamlet, they are a subdivision of a tambon. As of 2008, there were 74,944 administrative muban in Thailand.[1] As of the 1990 census, the average village consisted of 144 households or 746 persons.Contents1 Nomenclature 2 Administration 3 Other meanings 4 ReferencesNomenclature[edit] Muban may function as one word, in the sense of a hamlet or village, and as such may be shortened to Ban
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Tambon
Tambon
Tambon
(Thai: ตำบล, pronounced [tām.bōn]) is a local governmental unit in Thailand. Below district (amphoe) and province (changwat), they form the third administrative subdivision level. As of 2009 there were 7,255 tambon,[1] not including the 180 khwaeng of Bangkok, which are set at the same administrative level, thus every district contains eight to ten tambon. Tambon
Tambon
is usually translated as "township" or "subdistrict" in English — the latter is the recommended translation,[2] though also often used for king amphoe, the designation for a subdistrict acting as a branch (Thai: king) of the parent district. Tambon
Tambon
are further subdivided into 69,307 villages (muban), about ten per tambon
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Chiang Mai Province
Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai
(Thai: เชียงใหม่, pronounced [t͡ɕʰīaŋ.màj] ( listen); Lanna: ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉᩲ᩠ᨾ᩵, pronounced [tɕiaŋ.màj]) is the second-largest province (changwat) of Thailand. It is in the country's north. It is bordered by Chiang Rai to the northeast, Lampang and Lamphun to the south, Tak to the southwest, Mae Hong Son to the west, and Shan State
Shan State
of Burma
Burma
to the north
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Amphoe Mueang
An amphoe (sometimes also amphur, Thai: อำเภอ, pronounced [ʔām.pʰɤ̄ː]) is the second level administrative subdivision of Thailand. Usually translated as "district". Amphoe make up the provinces, and are analogous to counties. The chief district officer is Nai Amphoe (นายอำเภอ). Amphoe are divided into tambons, or sub-districts. Altogether Thailand
Thailand
has 878 districts, not including the 50 districts of Bangkok
Bangkok
which are called khet (เขต) since the Bangkok administrative reform of 1972. The number of amphoe in provinces varies, from only three in the smallest provinces, up to the 50 urban districts of Bangkok. Also the sizes and population of amphoe differ greatly
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Northern Thai Language
Northern Thai (Thai: ภาษาถิ่นพายัพ, ภาษาไทยถิ่นเหนือ; RTGS: Phasa Thin Phayap), Lanna (Thai: ล้านนา), or Kam Mueang (Northern Thai: ᨣᩴᩤᨾᩮᩥᩬᨦ [kam˧.mɯːəŋ˧],  ( listen), Thai: คำเมือง  [kʰam˧ mɯːəŋ˧]) is the language of the Northern Thai people
Northern Thai people
of Lanna, Thailand. It is a Tai language that is phonotactically closely related to Lao. Northern Thai has approximately six million speakers, most of whom live in the native Northern Thailand, with a smaller community of approximately several thousand speakers in northwestern Laos. Speakers of this language generally consider the name "Tai Yuan" to be pejorative. They refer to themselves and the language as khon mueang (คนเมือง,  [xon˧ mɯːəŋ˧]), Lanna, or Northern Thai
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Phi Pan Nam Mountains
The Phi Pan Nam Range, also Pee Pan Nam,[1] (Thai: ทิวเขาผีปันน้ำ) is a 400 km (249 mi) long system of mountain ranges in the eastern half of the Thai highlands. It is mostly in Thailand, although a small section in the northeast is within Sainyabuli and Bokeo Provinces, Laos. In Thailand
Thailand
the range extends mainly across Chiang Rai, Phayao, Lampang, Phrae, Nan, Uttaradit
Uttaradit
and Sukhothai Provinces, reaching Tak Province at its southwestern end. The population density of the area is relatively low. Only two sizable towns, Phayao
Phayao
and Phrae, are within the area of the mountain system and both have fewer than 20,000 inhabitants each
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Geocode
Geocoding is the computational process of transforming a postal address description to a location on the Earth's surface (spatial representation in numerical coordinates). Reverse geocoding, on the other hand, converts geographic coordinates to a description of a location, usually the name of a place or an addressable location. Geocoding relies on a computer representation of address points, the street / road network, together with postal and administrative boundaries. Geocoding (verb): The act of transforming an address text into a valid spatial representation. Geocoder (noun): A piece of software or a (web) service that implements a geocoding process i.e
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Postal Code
A postal code (also known locally in various English-speaking countries throughout the world as a postcode, post code, Eircode, PIN Code or ZIP Code) is a series of letters or digits or both, sometimes including spaces or punctuation, included in a postal address for the purpose of sorting mail. In February 2005, 117 of the 190 member countries of the Universal Postal Union had postal code systems. Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions that receive large volumes of mail, such as government agencies and large commercial companies
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Country
A country is a region that is identified as a distinct national entity in political geography. A country may be an independent sovereign state or one that is occupied by another state, as a non-sovereign or formerly sovereign political division, or a geographic region associated with sets of previously independent or differently associated people with distinct political characteristics
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