Nong Han District

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Nong Han
Amphoe location in Udon Thani Province
Amphoe location in Udon Thani Province
Coordinates: 17°21′38″N 103°6′20″E / 17.36056°N 103.10556°E / 17.36056; 103.10556Coordinates: 17°21′38″N 103°6′20″E / 17.36056°N 103.10556°E / 17.36056; 103.10556
Country  Thailand
Province Udon Thani
Seat Nong Han
 • Total 708.119 km2 (273.406 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 114,982
 • Density 162.4/km2 (421/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 41130
Geocode 4106

Nong Han (Thai: หนองหาน) is a district (amphoe) of Udon Thani Province, northeastern Thailand.


Neighboring districts are (from the south clockwise) Chai Wan, Ku Kaeo, Prachaksinlapakhom, Mueang Udon Thani, Phibun Rak and Thung Fon of Udon Thani Province, and Sawang Daen Din of Sakon Nakhon Province.


The archaeological site of Ban Chiang (Thai: มู่ที่ 13 ตำบล บ้านเชียง Hamlet 13 Tambon Ban Chiang) has been a world heritage site since 1992. It was settled from the Neolithic to the Iron Age, and then abandoned from about 300 CE until the early 19th century. It is most famous for its red painted pottery.

Mueang Nong Han was one of the four original subdivisions of Udon Thani, which were converted into amphoe during the monthon thesaphiban administrative reforms in 1908.[1]


The district is divided into 12 sub-districts (tambon), which are further divided into 161 villages (muban). There are three sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon): Nong Han, Nong Mek and Ban Chiang each cover parts of tambons of the same name. There are further 12 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[2]
01. Nong Han หนองหาน 17 16,902
02. Nong Mek หนองเม็ก 19 14,915
05. Phang Ngu พังงู 15 09,540
06. Sabaeng สะแบง 08 08,015
07. Soi Phrao สร้อยพร้าว 11 05,921
09. Ban Chiang บ้านเชียง 15 11,198
10. Ban Ya บ้านยา 11 05,419
11. Phon Ngam โพนงาม 20 13,381
12. Phak Top ผักตบ 13 08,297
14. Nong Phai หนองไผ่ 14 09,172
17. Don Hai Sok ดอนหายโศก 10 06,496
18. Nong Sa Pla หนองสระปลา 08 06,037

Missing numbers are tambon which now form the districts Phibun Rak and Ku Kaeo.


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