Khukhan District

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Khukhan
ขุขันธ์
Amphoe
Khukhan
Khukhan
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Amphoe location in Sisaket Province
Coordinates: 14°42′48″N 104°11′54″E / 14.71333°N 104.19833°E / 14.71333; 104.19833Coordinates: 14°42′48″N 104°11′54″E / 14.71333°N 104.19833°E / 14.71333; 104.19833
Country Thailand
Province Sisaket
Area
 • Total 914.309 km2 (353.017 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 148,066
 • Density 161.943/km2 (419.43/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 33140
Geocode 3305

Khukhan (Thai: ขุขันธ์) is a district (Amphoe) of Sisaket Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Prang Ku, Wang Hin, Phrai Bueng, Khun Han and Phu Sing of Sisaket Province, and Buachet and Sangkha of Surin Province.

Prior to a re-organization of Thailand for administrative and logistical reasons circa 1945, Khukhan was the provincial capital and is still recognized as the historical center of Sisaket. The reorganization may have been justified in order to connect all the provincial capitals of the lower northeast by the rail line that runs east-west between Korat and Ubon. Khukhan is 48 kilometres south of that line.)

History[edit]

Today Khukhan is the second most populous district in the province and has numerous roads connecting it to all parts of the province dating back to its earlier importance as the provincial capital. Locally several temples (wat, วัด) date to the earliest introduction of Buddhism in the area and according to local legend a battle was fought north of the city c. 1400 which then prompted the founding of Khukhan by royal decree.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 22 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 279 villages (muban). Mueang Khukhan is a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the sub-district Huai Nuea. There are 22 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Kanthararom กันทรารมย์ 14 6,842
2. Chakong จะกง 13 6,209
3. Chai Di ใจดี 11 6,363
4. Dong Kam Met ดองกำเม็ด 11 7,179
5. Sano โสน 22 14,562
6. Prue Yai ปรือใหญ่ 20 11,506
7. Sadao Yai สะเดาใหญ่ 17 6,742
8. Ta Ut ตาอุด 9 5,142
9. Huai Nuea ห้วยเหนือ 14 12,151
10. Huai Tai ห้วยใต้ 13 6,689
11. Hua Suea หัวเสือ 14 6,695
13. Takhian ตะเคียน 12 5,843
15. Nikhom Phatthana นิคมพัฒนา 11 4,272
17. Khok Phet โคกเพชร 11 5,532
18. Prasat ปราสาท 9 5,956
21. Samrong Ta Chen สำโรงตาเจ็น 17 6,122
22. Huai Samran ห้วยสำราญ 11 5,388
24. Kritsana กฤษณา 13 5,946
25. Lom Sak ลมศักดิ์ 11 5,683
26. Nong Chalong หนองฉลอง 10 4,017
27. Si Trakun ศรีตระกูล 7 3,374
28. Si Sa-at ศรีสะอาด 9 4,193

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Phu Sing District.

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