Nong Hin District

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Nong Hin
หนองหิน
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Loei Province
Amphoe location in Loei Province
Coordinates: 17°7′24″N 101°51′30″E / 17.12333°N 101.85833°E / 17.12333; 101.85833Coordinates: 17°7′24″N 101°51′30″E / 17.12333°N 101.85833°E / 17.12333; 101.85833
Country Thailand
Province Loei
Seat Nong Hin
Area
 • Total 435.0 km2 (168.0 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,255
 • Density 53.5/km2 (139/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 42190
Geocode 4214

Nong Hin (Thai: หนองหิน; IPA: [nɔ̌ːŋ hǐn]) is a district (amphoe) of Loei Province, northeastern Thailand.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Wang Saphung, Pha Khao, Phu Kradueng, and Phu Luang.

History[edit]

The minor district (king amphoe) was established on 1 July 1997 with territory split off from Phu Kradueng.[1]

Following a decision of the Thai government on 15 May 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were upgraded to full districts.[2] With publication in the Royal Gazette on 24 August, the upgrade became official .[3]

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into three sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 34 villages (muban). Nong Hin is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Nong Hin. There are a further three tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Pop.
1. Nong Hin หนองหิน 14 9,711
2. Tat Kha ตาดข่า 5 4,060
3. Puan Phu ปวนพุ 15 9,484

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