Phu Khiao District

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Phu Khiao
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Amphoe location in Chaiyaphum Province
Coordinates: 16°22′35″N 102°7′43″E / 16.37639°N 102.12861°E / 16.37639; 102.12861Coordinates: 16°22′35″N 102°7′43″E / 16.37639°N 102.12861°E / 16.37639; 102.12861
Country  Thailand
Province Chaiyaphum
Seat Phak Pang
 • Total 801.8 km2 (309.6 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 120,792
 • Density 150.7/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 36110
Geocode 3610

Phu Khiao (Thai: ภูเขียว) is a district (Amphoe) in the northern part of Chaiyaphum Province, northeastern Thailand.


Phu Khiao was a city (Mueang) in the early of Rattanakosin era at the end of the 18th century. The center of the city was in Ban Mueang Kao (which now is in Kaset Sombun district). The governor position was Phraya Krai Singhanat. When the city grew, Phraya Krai Singhanat (Ruecha) moved the center of the city to Ban Kut Chueak. His son, the next governor Phraya Krai Singhanat (Bunma) was promoted by the government in Bangkok to be Phraya Phakdi Ruechai Changwang. Again he moved the city center to Ban Non Salao.

During the thesaphiban administrative reforms Mueang Phu Khiao was downgraded to be an Amphoe of Chaiyaphum Province in 1899.

It was later renamed to Phak Pang after the central tambon, and changed back to Phu Khiao in 1939.[1]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Chum Phae of Khon Kaen Province, Ban Thaen, Kaeng Khro, Kaset Sombun and Khon San of Chaiyaphum Province.


The district is subdivided into 11 subdistricts (tambon).

1. Phak Pang ผักปัง
2. Kwang Chon กวางโจน
3. Nong Khon Thai หนองคอนไทย
4. Ban Kaeng บ้านแก้ง
5. Kut Yom กุดยม
6. Ban Phet บ้านเพชร
7. Khok Sa-at โคกสะอาด
8. Nong Tum หนองตูม
9. O Lo โอโล
10. That Thong ธาตุทอง
11. Ban Don บ้านดอน


  1. ^ พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939. 

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