Chatturat District

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Chatturat
จัตุรัส
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 15°33′56″N 101°50′44″E / 15.56556°N 101.84556°E / 15.56556; 101.84556Coordinates: 15°33′56″N 101°50′44″E / 15.56556°N 101.84556°E / 15.56556; 101.84556
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
Area
 • Total 731.0 km2 (282.2 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 74,548
 • Density 102.0/km2 (264/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36130
Geocode 3606

Chatturat (Thai: จัตุรัส) is a district (Amphoe) of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Phraya Narin Songkhram (Thongkham) led people from Vientiane to establish a new town at Mueang Narai, in the modern-day Tambon Cho Ho, Mueang Nakhon Ratchasima district. Later they moved to a fertile square pond, decided to stay there and named the new town Ban Si Mum. Now it is Ban Sa Si Mum, Tambon Ban Kok, within the modern-day district. In 1826 Phraya Narin Songkhram moved the center of the town northwards to Tambon Nong Bua Yai, around 8 km from the old town. When he died, his son Mr. Saek travelled to Bangkok to receive the royal command documents for his appointment as governor. However he died on the way to Bangkok, so Mr. Bun Hao received the royal command instead. After that he moved the center of town toward the southwest at Tambon Ban Kok because of the old location was prone to flooding. When Phraya Narin Songkhram (Bun Hao) died, his son Thongdi received the royal command to be the governor.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ban Khwao, Noen Sa-nga of Chaiyaphum Province, Phra Thong Kham and Dan Khun Thot of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Bamnet Narong, Sap Yai and Nong Bua Rawe of Chaiyaphum again.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 9 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 115 villages (muban). Nong Bua Khok has township (thesaban tambon) status.

No. Name Thai name Villages
1. Ban Kok บ้านกอก 17
2. Nong Bua Ban หนองบัวบาน 10
3. Ban Kham บ้านขาม 12
5. Kut Nam Sai กุดน้ำใส 14
6. Nong Don หนองโดน 11
7. Lahan ละหาน 18
10. Nong Bua Yai หนองบัวใหญ่ 9
11. Nong Bua Khok หนองบัวโคก 11
13. Sompoi ส้มป่อย 13

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Noen Sa-nga and Sap Yai