Bua Yai District

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Bua Yai
บัวใหญ่
Amphoe
Bua Yai Junction Railway Station
Bua Yai Junction Railway Station
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 15°34′59″N 102°25′23″E / 15.58306°N 102.42306°E / 15.58306; 102.42306Coordinates: 15°34′59″N 102°25′23″E / 15.58306°N 102.42306°E / 15.58306; 102.42306
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Bua Yai
Area
 • Total 271.6 km2 (104.9 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 86,776
 • Density 319.5/km2 (828/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30120
Geocode 3012

Bua Yai (Thai: บัวใหญ่) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northern central Thailand.

History[edit]

Bua Yai dates back to the frontier town called Dan Nok (ด่านนอก). The center of the town was Ban Nong Lang Yai. In 1868, it was upgraded to be Amphoe Dan Nok and the town center was moved to Ban Nong Lang Noi. The district office was moved again to Ban Bua Yai in 1905, and the district was renamed accordingly. The office was 3 km from the Bua Yai railway junction. The presence of the railway spurred development of the village Ban Fat Fueay which became the new location of the district office in 1951.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Waeng Noi of Khon Kaen Province, Bua Lai, Sida, Non Daeng, Khong, Ban Lueam and Kaeng Sanam Nang of Nakhon Ratchasima Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon). The town (thesaban mueang) of Bua Yai covers part of the tambon Bua Yai.

1. Bua Yai บัวใหญ่
3. Huai Yang ห้วยยาง
4. Sema Yai เสมาใหญ่
6. Don Tanin ดอนตะหนิน
7. Nong Bua Sa-at หนองบัวสะอาด
8. Non Thonglang โนนทองหลาง
14. Kut Chok กุดจอก
15. Dan Chang ด่านช้าง
20. Khun Thong ขุนทอง
24. Nong Chaeng Yai หนองแจ้งใหญ่

The missing numbers are tambon which now form the districts Kaeng Sanam Nang, Sida and Bua Lai.