Khon Sawan District

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Khon Sawan
คอนสวรรค์
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 15°55′54″N 102°16′52″E / 15.93167°N 102.28111°E / 15.93167; 102.28111Coordinates: 15°55′54″N 102°16′52″E / 15.93167°N 102.28111°E / 15.93167; 102.28111
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
Area
 • Total 468.1 km2 (180.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 54,313
 • Density 116.0/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36140
Geocode 3603

Khon Sawan (Thai: คอนสวรรค์) is a district (Amphoe) of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

Khon Sawan is an ancient city, in the past named Mueang Ka Long. It was built in same era as Mueang Korat by Phraya Khun Han, a cousin of the governor of Korat.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Khok Pho Chai, Waeng Yai and Waeng Noi of Khon Kaen Province, Kaeng Sanam Nang of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Mueang Chaiyaphum and Kaeng Khro of Chaiyaphum Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 9 subdistricts (tambon).

1. Khon Sawan คอนสวรรค์
2. Yang Wai ยางหวาย
3. Chong Sam Mo ช่องสามหมอ
4. Non Sa-at โนนสะอาด
5. Huai Rai ห้วยไร่
6. Ban Sok บ้านโสก
7. Khok Mang Ngoi โคกมั่งงอย
8. Nong Kham หนองขาม
9. Si Samran ศรีสำราญ