Chiang Mai

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Chiang Mai Province and city in nw Thailand. Founded in the 13th century, the city of Chiang Mai is the commercial, cultural and religious centre of n Thailand. The city has air, rail and road links with Bangkok and is an export point for local produce. Industries: handicrafts, silk. Pop. (2000) 174,438 (city); 1,500,127 (province).