Phon Phisai District

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Phon Phisai

โพนพิสัย
District location in Nong Khai Province
District location in Nong Khai Province
Coordinates: 18°1′19″N 103°4′38″E / 18.02194°N 103.07722°E / 18.02194; 103.07722Coordinates: 18°1′19″N 103°4′38″E / 18.02194°N 103.07722°E / 18.02194; 103.07722
CountryThailand
ProvinceNong Khai
Area
 • Total642.7 km2 (248.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2008)
 • Total96,580
 • Density149.1/km2 (386/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+7 (ICT)
Postal code43120
Geocode4305

Phon Phisai (Thai: โพนพิสัย, pronounced [pʰōːn pʰí.sǎj]) is a district (amphoe) in Nong Khai Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The district was originally part of Mueang Phon Phaeng, now part of Rattanawapi District. In 1906 it was established as a district.

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the east clockwise) Rattanawapi and Fao Rai of Nong Khai Province; Ban Dung, Sang Khom, and Phen of Udon Thani Province; and Mueang Nong Khai of Nong Khai. To the north across the Mekong River are the Laotian Vientiane Prefecture and Bolikhamxai Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is divided into 11 sub-districts (tambons), which are further subdivided into 151 villages (mubans). Chumphon is a sub-district municipality (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of tambon Chumphon. There are a further 11 tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[1]
01. Chumphon จุมพล 24 19,738
02. Wat Luang วัดหลวง 16 09,200
03. Kut Bong กุดบง 14 08,681
04. Chum Chang ชุมช้าง 19 09,498
06. Thung Luang ทุ่งหลวง 12 05,172
07. Lao Tang Kham เหล่าต่างคำ 13 06,376
08. Na Nang นาหนัง 16 11,129
09. Soem เซิม 10 07,426
13. Ban Pho บ้านโพธิ์ 12 10,281
21. Ban Phue บ้านผือ 07 05,440
22. Sang Nang Khao สร้างนางขาว 08 03,639

Missing numbers are tambon which now form the districts Fao Rai and Rattanawapi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population statistics 2008". Department of Provincial Administration.

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