Mueang Nakhon Phanom District

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Mueang NakhNakhonnom
Amphoe location in Nakhon Phanom Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Phanom Province
Coordinates: 17°22′2″N 104°45′38″E / 17.36722°N 104.76056°E / 17.36722; 104.76056Coordinates: 17°22′2″N 104°45′38″E / 17.36722°N 104.76056°E / 17.36722; 104.76056
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Phanom
Seat Nong Yat
 • Total 853.20 km2 (329.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 141,997
 • Density 122.7/km2 (318/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 48000
Geocode 4801

Mueang Nakhon Phanom (Thai: เมืองนครพนม) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Nakhon Phanom Province, northeastern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) That Phanom, Renu Nakhon of Nakhon Phanom Province, Kusuman of Sakon Nakhon Province, Pla Pak and Tha Uthen of Nakhon Phanom Province again. To the east across the Mekong River is the Laotian province Khammouan.


In 1917 the district was renamed from Mueang to Nong Buek (หนองบึก).[1] In 1938 it was renamed to Mueang Nakhon Phanom.[2]


Khok Phu Kratae and Phai Lom villages in At Samat Subdistrict will be the site of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ). As many as 400 families are to be evicted in the course of the project. Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, head of the junta's National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) and Prime Minister, in May 2015 invoked his authority under Section 44 of the Interim Charter to announce NCPO Order No. 17/2015. The order mandates turning large areas in Tak, Mukdahan, Nong Khai, Sa Kaeo, and Trat provinces into Special Economic Zones (SEZs), where deregulation of industry and tax cuts are offered to lure investors. In addition to the pilot SEZ projects in these five provinces, more land in five other provinces, Chiang Rai, Nakhon Phanom, Kanchanaburi, Songkhla, and Narathiwat, are to be expropriated and cleared for SEZs.[3]


The district is subdivided into 15 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 169 villages (muban). The town (thesaban mueang) Nakhon Phanom covers the whole tambon Nai Mueang and Nong Saeng and parts of tambon At Samat and Nong Yat. There are further 13 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Inh.[4]
01. Nai Mueang ในเมือง - 16,771
02. Nong Saeng หนองแสง - 04,691
03. Na Sai นาทราย 13 05,784
04. Na Rat Khwai นาราชควาย 09 07,277
05. Kurukhu กุรุคุ 13 07,938
06. Ban Phueng บ้านผึ้ง 23 15,787
07. At Samat อาจสามารถ 11 09,771
08. Kham Thao ขามเฒ่า 11 08,721
09. Ban Klang บ้านกลาง 13 08,554
10. Tha Kho ท่าค้อ 14 08,813
11. Kham Toei คำเตย 18 12,135
12. Nong Yat หนองญาติ 13 14,372
13. Dong Khwang ดงขวาง 11 06,500
14. Wang Ta Mua วังตามัว 11 08,302
15. Pho Tak โพธิ์ตาก 09 06,581


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