Mueang Sakon Nakhon District
|Mueang Sakon Nakhon
Amphoe location in Sakon Nakhon Province
|• Total||1,023.4 km2 (395.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||184.6/km2 (478/sq mi)|
|Time zone||ICT (UTC+7)|
Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Na Wa of Nakhon Phanom Province, and Kusuman, Phon Na Kaeo, Khok Si Suphan, Tao Ngoi, Phu Phan, Kut Bak, and Phanna Nikhom of Sakon Nakhon Province.
To the northeast of the district is the Nong Han Lake, the largest natural lake of northeast Thailand.
Within the township of Tha Rae is the center of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Thare and Nonseng.
The district is divided into 16 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 169 villages (muban). The city (thesaban nakhon) Sakon Nakhon covers the whole tambon of That Choeng Chum and parts of tambon Ngio Don, Huai Yang, Dong Mafai, That Na Weng, and Hang Hong. There are further two townships (thesaban tambon). Dong Mafai covers parts of tambon Khamin, and Tha Rae covers parts of the same-named tambon. There are a further 15 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).
|1.||That Choeng Chum||ธาตุเชิงชุม||-||53,949|
|16.||That Na Weng||ธาตุนาเวง||5||2,387|
|17.||Lao Po Daeng||เหล่าปอแดง||12||7,517|
Missing numbers belong to four tambon which now form Phon Na Kaeo District, and tambon Kok Pla Sio which is now in Phu Phan District.
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