Kaeng Khro District

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Kaeng Khro
แก้งคร้อ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 16°6′31″N 102°15′29″E / 16.10861°N 102.25806°E / 16.10861; 102.25806Coordinates: 16°6′31″N 102°15′29″E / 16.10861°N 102.25806°E / 16.10861; 102.25806
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
Area
 • Total 582.2 km2 (224.8 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 87,663
 • Density 150.6/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36150
Geocode 3612

Kaeng Khro (Thai: แก้งคร้อ) is a district (Amphoe) in the eastern part of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The area was originally part of Phu Khiao district. It became a separate district on August 13, 1959.

The name of the district comes from the small river which flows behind the district office. Along the river bank many Ta Khro trees (Schleichera oleosa Merr.) grow. The people thus named the small river Kaeng Khro (Kaeng แก่ง or แก้ง means small river).

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Phu Khiao and Ban Thaen of Chaiyaphum Province, Mancha Khiri and Khok Pho Chai of Khon Kaen Province, and Khon Sawan, Mueang Chaiyaphum and Kaset Sombun of Chaiyaphum again.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 125 villages (muban).

1. Chong Sam Mo ช่องสามหมอ
2. Nong Kham หนองขาม
3. Na Nong Thum นาหนองทุ่ม
4. Ban Kaeng บ้านแก้ง
5. Nong Sang หนองสังข์
6. Lup Kha หลุบคา
7. Khok Kung โคกกุง
8. Kao Ya Di เก่าย่าดี
9. Tha Mafai Wan ท่ามะไฟหวาน
10. Nong Phai หนองไผ่