Sung Noen District
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
|• Total||782.9 km2 (302.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||97.1/km2 (251/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
|Postal code||30170, 30380|
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] 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.
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.
- "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."
- "พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒". Royal Gazette (in Thai) 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
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