Mae Rim District

Mae Rim District (Thai: แม่ริม, pronounced [mɛ̂ː rīm]) is a district (amphoe) in the central part of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Mae Rim

Mae Sa Waterfall, Doi Suthep-Pui National Park
District location in Chiang Mai Province
District location in Chiang Mai Province
Coordinates: 18°54′50″N 98°56′42″E / 18.91389°N 98.94500°E / 18.91389; 98.94500Coordinates: 18°54′50″N 98°56′42″E / 18.91389°N 98.94500°E / 18.91389; 98.94500
ProvinceChiang Mai
 • Total443.6 km2 (171.3 sq mi)
 • Total82,943
 • Density187.0/km2 (484/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code50180


Formerly the district was called Khwaeng Mae Rim. Khwaeng Mae Rim converted to full district (amphoe) in 1914.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Mae Taeng, San Sai, Mueang Chiang Mai, Hang Dong and Samoeng of Chiang Mai Province.


The district is divided into 11 subdistricts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 91 villages (mubans). Mae Rim is a township (thesaban tambon), which covers parts of tambons Rim Tai and Mae Sa. There are a further 10 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Rim Tai ริมใต้ 8 9,498
2. Rim Nuea ริมเหนือ 4 3,336
3. San Pong สันโป่ง 11 9,425
4. Khilek ขี้เหล็ก 10 7,357
5. Saluang สะลวง 8 4,731
6. Huai Sai ห้วยทราย 5 4,253
7. Mae Raem แม่แรม 12 8,264
8. Pong Yaeng โป่งแยง 9 9,922
9. Mae Sa แม่สา 6 6,448
10. Don Kaeo ดอนแก้ว 10 14,286
11. Mueang Kaeo เหมืองแก้ว 9 5,423

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