Ban Khwao District

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Ban Khwao
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 15°46′42″N 101°54′25″E / 15.77833°N 101.90694°E / 15.77833; 101.90694Coordinates: 15°46′42″N 101°54′25″E / 15.77833°N 101.90694°E / 15.77833; 101.90694
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
 • Total 544.3 km2 (210.2 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 51,277
 • Density 94.2/km2 (244/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36170
Geocode 3602

Ban Khwao (Thai: บ้านเขว้า) is a district (Amphoe) of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand. It is a region known for its production of quality Thai silk.


In 1806, people from Ban Khao (บ้านข่าว) in Nakhon Ratchasima Province migrated to the area of modern-day Ban Khwao district. When their new settlement proved to be successful, they sent the "good news" (in Thai Khwao ข่าว) to their relatives in the old village. The new community flourished, and the people agreed to name the new village Ban Khwao (lit. village of good news) to commemorate its history.

The area was made a minor district on January 1, 1955, when the two subdistricts Ban Khwao and Talat Raeng were split off from Mueang Chaiyaphum district.[1] It was upgraded to a full district on July 23, 1957.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Nong Bua Daeng, Mueang Chaiyaphum, Noen Sa-nga, Chatturat and Nong Bua Rawe.


The district is subdivided into 6 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 94 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Ban Khwao covers four villages of tambon Ban Khwao.

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.
1. Ban Khwao บ้านเขว้า 18 15,131
2. Talat Raeng ตลาดแร้ง 28 11,549
3. Lum Lamchi ลุ่มลำชี 22 9,808
4. Chi Bon ชีบน 10 5,852
5. Phu Laen Kha ภูแลนคา 8 4,299
6. Non Daeng โนนแดง 8 4,667


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