Khon Buri District

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Khon Buri
ครบุรี
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 14°31′24″N 102°14′54″E / 14.52333°N 102.24833°E / 14.52333; 102.24833Coordinates: 14°31′24″N 102°14′54″E / 14.52333°N 102.24833°E / 14.52333; 102.24833
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Chae
Area
 • Total 1,816.9 km2 (701.5 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 93,808
 • Density 52.2/km2 (135/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30250
Geocode 3002

Khon Buri (Thai: ครบุรี) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Khon Buri in Thai language means the origin of the river, which refers to one of tributaries of the Mun river passing through. In the past it was called Ban Khon Buri. When the town grew, it was changed to be Mueang Khon and Khon Buri finally.

In 1907, this area was a sub-district (King Amphoe) of Chok Chai district. It was called King Amphoe Chae because the city centre was in Tambon Chae.

As Tambon Khon Buri was very far from the center of Pak Thong Chai district, the government made it to be administrated together with the sub-district Chae in 1939. At the same time, it was officially upgraded to a full district and renamed to Khon Buri.

Geography[edit]

Neighbouring districts are (from the north clockwise) Chok Chai and Nong Bun Mak of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Nong Ki of Buriram Province, Soeng Sang of Nakhon Ratchasima, Watthana Nakhon and Mueang Sa Kaeo of Sa Kaeo Province, Na Di of Prachinburi Province, and Wang Nam Khiao and Pak Thong Chai of Nakhon Ratchasima. The Sankamphaeng Range mountainous area is located in the southern section of this district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 12 subdistricts (tambon). There are three townships (thesaban tambon) within the district - Chae and Chorakhe Hin each covering parts of the same-named tambon, and Sai Yong-Chai Wan covering parts of the tambon Khon Buri and Khon Buri Tai.

1. Chae แชะ
2. Chaliang เฉลียง
3. Khon Buri ครบุรี
4. Khok Krachai โคกกระชาย
5. Chorakhe Hin จระเข้หิน
6. Map Tako En มาบตะโกเอน
7. Oraphim อรพิมพ์
8. Ban Mai บ้านใหม่
9. Lam Phiak ลำเพียก
10. Khon Buri Tai ครบุรีใต้
11. Tabaek Ban ตะแบกบาน
12. Sa Wan Phraya สระว่านพระยา