Mueang Sakon Nakhon District

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Mueang Sakon Nakhon
Amphoe location in Sakon Nakhon Province
Amphoe location in Sakon Nakhon Province
Coordinates: 17°9′20″N 104°8′2″E / 17.15556°N 104.13389°E / 17.15556; 104.13389Coordinates: 17°9′20″N 104°8′2″E / 17.15556°N 104.13389°E / 17.15556; 104.13389
Country  Thailand
Province Sakon Nakhon
 • Total 1,023.4 km2 (395.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 188,898
 • Density 184.6/km2 (478/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 47000
Geocode 4701

Mueang Sakon Nakhon (Thai: เมืองสกลนคร) is the capital district (amphoe mueang) of Sakon Nakhon Province, Thailand.


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).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. That Choeng Chum ธาตุเชิงชุม - 53,949
2. Khamin ขมิ้น 13 17,490
3. Ngio Don งิ้วด่อน 16 7,705
4. Non Hom โนนหอม 10 6,705
6. Chiang Khruea เชียงเครือ 17 16,703
7. Tha Rae ท่าแร่ 8 10,986
9. Muang Lai ม่วงลาย 8 4,884
11. Dong Chon ดงชน 10 4,762
12. Huai Yang ห้วยยาง 16 13,354
13. Phang Khwang พังขว้าง 14 14,278
15. Dong Mafai ดงมะไฟ 11 9,304
16. That Na Weng ธาตุนาเวง 5 2,387
17. Lao Po Daeng เหล่าปอแดง 12 7,517
18. Nong Lat หนองลาด 10 6,273
20. Hang Hong ฮางโฮง 11 8,537
21. Khok Kong โคกก่อง 8 4,064

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.