Mueang Bueng Kan District
|Mueang Bueng Kan
Amphoe location in Bueng Kan Province
|• Total||791.9 km2 (305.8 sq mi)|
|• Density||105.5/km2 (273/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
On 3 August 2010, the proposal of separating Bueng Kan Province from Nong Khai Province was approved by Thai government. As of 22 March 2011, the "Act Establishing Changwat Bueng Kan, BE 2554 (2011)" has been published in the Government Gazette. The district became the capital district (amphoe mueang) of the new province, and therefore renamed to Amphoe Mueang Bueng Kan by section 4 of the Act.
On occasions during its history, especially during the 1970s and 1980s, there have been some conflicts with Lao people on the border. On 23 April 1975, the people's armed forces in Bueng Kan destroyed an enemy stronghold, killing 12 and Thai authorities reportedly admitted that 17 were killed eventually out of about 50. In the early 1980s two patrol boats of the Thai KPL[disambiguation needed] reportedly opened fire and two Lao soldiers were arrested in Bueng Kan.
Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Bung Khla, Seka, Si Wilai, Phon Charoen, So Phisai, and Pak Khat of Bueng Kan Province. To the north across the Mekong river is the Laotian province Bolikhamxai.
The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 131 villages (muban). Bueng Kan is a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Bueng Kan and Wisit. The remaining area of Wisit subdistrict belongs to the subdistrict municipality Wisit. Non Kheng, Ho Kham, Khok Kong and Khai Si are subdistrict municipalities each covering the whole same-named subdistrict. There are further 7 tambon administrative organizations (TAO) for those subdistricts not covered by municipalities.
|11.||Kham Na Di||คำนาดี||8||5,075|
Missing numbers are tambon which now form the districts Bung Khla and Si Wilai.
- Before split off from Nong Khai used the code 43140
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