Khong District, Nakhon Ratchasima

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Khong
คง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 15°26′29″N 102°19′43″E / 15.44139°N 102.32861°E / 15.44139; 102.32861Coordinates: 15°26′29″N 102°19′43″E / 15.44139°N 102.32861°E / 15.44139; 102.32861
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Mueang Khong
Area
 • Total 454.7 km2 (175.6 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 81,484
 • Density 179.2/km2 (464/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30260
Geocode 3004

Khong (Thai: คง) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The name of the district originates from the founding legend of its main settlement. A hunter named Khong was the pioneer of the town. He invited people to settle the new town in this fertile land. The people named the town name him Mueang Khong. Later the government cut Mueang off from the district name to prevent confusion with the Amphoe Mueang.

The area became a sub-district (King Amphoe) of Bua Yai district in 1938. It was officially upgraded to a full district in 1947. The center of the city is in Ban Kut Rang.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Ban Lueam, Bua Yai, Non Daeng, Phimai, Non Sung, Kham Sakaesaeng and Phra Thong Kham of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Noen Sa-nga of Chaiyaphum Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon). There are two townships (thesaban tambon) - Mueang Khong and Thephalai, each covering part of the same-named tambon.

1. Mueang Khong เมืองคง
2. Khu Khat คูขาด
3. Thephalai เทพาลัย
4. Ta Chan ตาจั่น
5. Ban Prang บ้านปรางค์
6. Nong Manao หนองมะนาว
7. Nong Bua หนองบัว
8. Non Teng โนนเต็ง
9. Don Yai ดอนใหญ่
10. Kham Sombun ขามสมบูรณ์