Mueang Chaiyaphum District

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Mueang Chaiyaphum
เมืองชัยภูมิ
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 15°48′25″N 102°1′54″E / 15.80694°N 102.03167°E / 15.80694; 102.03167Coordinates: 15°48′25″N 102°1′54″E / 15.80694°N 102.03167°E / 15.80694; 102.03167
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
Area
 • Total 1,169.9 km2 (451.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 184,921
 • Density 158.1/km2 (409/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36000
Geocode 3601

Mueang Chaiyaphum (Thai: เมืองชัยภูมิ) is the capital district (Amphoe Mueang) of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The history of the city of Chaiyaphum dates back to the Dvaravati era. In the early of the Ayutthaya kingdom, Chaiyaphum was still controlled by the Lao Lan Xang kingdom. After the Ayutthaya kingdom conquered Vientiane, Laotians traveling through the area settled to form the town.

Around year 1817, Mr.Lae led a group of Laotian people from Vientaine across the Mekong river to find a new fertile area. They moved their towns many times, finally settled in the area of Ban Luang. King Anouvong of Lan Xang consulted to King Rama III to promote Mr.Lae to be Khun Phakdi Chumphon, later was promoted to be the governor of Chaiyaphum as Phraya Phakdi Chumphon. When King Anouvong declared war on Siam in an attempt to regain independence. Phraya Phakdi Chumphon changed allegiance and supported the Siamese troops, then he was killed by King Anouvong. When King Chulalongkorn reformed the government administration, Chaiyaphum was included to Monthon Nakhon Ratchasima.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Kaset Sombun, Kaeng Khro and Khon Sawan of Chaiyaphum Province, Kaeng Sanam Nang and Ban Lueam of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Noen Sa-nga, Ban Khwao and Nong Bua Daeng.

The Phu Lankha and Tat Ton National Parks are located in Mueang Chaiyaphum district.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 19 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 216 villages (muban). Chaiyaphum itself has town (thesaban mueang) status, and covers the complete tambon Nai Mueang. Ban Khai has township (thesaban tambon) status and covers parts of the tambon Ban Khai.

1. Nai Mueang ในเมือง
2. Rop Mueang รอบเมือง
3. Phon Thong โพนทอง
4. Na Fai นาฝาย
5. Ban Khai บ้านค่าย
6. Kut Tum กุดตุ้ม
7. Chi Long ชีลอง
8. Ban Lao บ้านเล่า
9. Na Siao นาเสียว
10. Nong Na Saeng หนองนาแซง
11. Lat Yai ลาดใหญ่
12. Nong Phai หนองไผ่
13. Tha Hin Ngom ท่าหินโงม
14. Huai Ton ห้วยต้อน
15. Huai Bong ห้วยบง
16. Non Samran โนนสำราญ
17. Khok Sung โคกสูง
18. Bung Khla บุ่งคล้า
19. Sap Si Thong ซับสีทอง

See also[edit]