Sung Noen District

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Sung Noen
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 14°54′0″N 101°49′18″E / 14.90000°N 101.82167°E / 14.90000; 101.82167Coordinates: 14°54′0″N 101°49′18″E / 14.90000°N 101.82167°E / 14.90000; 101.82167
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Sung Noen
 • Total 782.9 km2 (302.3 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 75,990
 • Density 97.1/km2 (251/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30170, 30380
Geocode 3018

Sung Noen (Thai: สูงเนิน) is a district (amphoe) in western part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.


The literal translation of Sung Noen is "high hills", as the area has two high (sung) hills (noen) beside a pond, and has never been flooded. Sung Noen was the location of two ancient cities, Mueang Sema and Khorakha (Khorat) Pura.[Note 1][1] When the Northeastern railway was finished in 1901, the community consisting of Ban Sung Noen grew due to the passing of the railway. Thus the government raised Sung Noen to district status.


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Dan Khun Thot, Kham Thale So, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima, Pak Thong Chai, Wang Nam Khiao and Sikhio.


The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (tambon). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Sung Noen covers parts of tambon Sung Noen, and Kut Chik covers parts of the tambon Kut Chik and Na Klang.

1. Sung Noen สูงเนิน
2. Sema เสมา
3. Khorat โคราช[2]
4. Bung Khilek บุ่งขี้เหล็ก
5. Non Kha โนนค่า
6. Khong Yang โค้งยาง
7. Makluea Kao มะเกลือเก่า
8. Makluea Mai มะเกลือใหม่
9. Na Klang นากลาง
10. Nong Takai หนองตะไก้
11. Kut Chik กุดจิก


  1. ^ Pali púra became Sanskrit puri, hence Thai บุรี, บูรี (buri) all connoting the same as Thai mueang: city with defensive wall

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  1. ^ "Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat), Thailand" (Text available under Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License 3.0 (Unported)). More about Nakhon Ratchasima. AsiaExplorers. August 5, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved August 5, 2013. "Nakhon Ratchasima was originally two separate cities namely Khorakhapura (also called Nakhon Raj) and Sema.... The present city of Nakhon Ratchasima, whose name is a portmanteau of Nakhon Raj and Sema, was established by King Narai (1656-88) as the eastern frontier of his kingdom centred on Ayutthaya." 
  2. ^ "พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 

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