Nong Ruea District

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Nong Ruea
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 16°29′36″N 102°26′0″E / 16.49333°N 102.43333°E / 16.49333; 102.43333Coordinates: 16°29′36″N 102°26′0″E / 16.49333°N 102.43333°E / 16.49333; 102.43333
Country  Thailand
Province Khon Kaen
 • Total 673.8 km2 (260.2 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 91,956
 • Density 136.5/km2 (354/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 40210
Geocode 4004

Nong Ruea (Thai: หนองเรือ, pronounced [nɔ̌ːŋ rɯ̄a̯]) is a district (Amphoe) of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.


The minor district (King Amphoe) Nong Ruea was established in 1959 by splitting it from Mueang Khon Kaen district. On January 31, 1963 it was upgraded to a full district.


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Chum Phae, Phu Wiang, Ubolratana, Ban Fang and Mancha Khiri of Khon Kaen Province, and Ban Thaen of Chaiyaphum Province.


The district is subdivided into 10 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 149 villages (muban). There are three townships (thesaban tambon) - Nong Ruea covers parts of tambon Nong Ruea, Nong Kae parts of tambon Kut Kwang and Non Sa-at, and Dom Mong parts of Bang Kong and Chorakhe. There are further 10 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Nong Ruea หนองเรือ 13 10,996
2. Ban Meng บ้านเม็ง 18 11,908
3. Ban Kong บ้านกง 10 6,730
4. Yang Kham ยางคำ 14 9,343
5. Chorakhe จระเข้ 13 7,878
6. Non Thong โนนทอง 21 11,850
7. Kut Kwang กุดกว้าง 21 9,619
8. Non Than โนนทัน 14 8,867
9. Non Sa-at โนนสะอาด 15 8,974
10. Ban Phue บ้านผือ 10 5,791


Two major factories exist within the Nong Reua district, these being the Mitr Phu Viang sugar refinery, and the Khon Kaen Fishing Net Co. Ltd factory.[1]

In addition, a Tesco Lotus centre, numerous Banks and Car Dealerships also service the district.

Many local family businesses operate, however many locals - especially younger generations, leave the area for further education and employment opportunities in Khon Kaen, or Bangkok.

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