Ban Lueam District

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Ban Lueam
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Amphoe location in Nakhon Ratchasima Province
Coordinates: 15°36′33″N 102°7′46″E / 15.60917°N 102.12944°E / 15.60917; 102.12944Coordinates: 15°36′33″N 102°7′46″E / 15.60917°N 102.12944°E / 15.60917; 102.12944
Country  Thailand
Province Nakhon Ratchasima
Seat Ban Lueam
 • Total 218.9 km2 (84.5 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Total 21,480
 • Density 101.3/km2 (262/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 30350
Geocode 3005

Ban Lueam (Thai: บ้านเหลื่อม, pronounced [bâːn lɯ̀a̯m]) is a district (amphoe) in the northern part of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, northeastern Thailand.


The name Lueam comes from the Ma Lueam tree (Canarium subulatum Guill.). In the past, a big tree of this kind was the landmark of the village.


Tambon Ban Lueam, Wang Pho and Khok Krabueang were separated from Khong district to create a minor district (King Amphoe) on October 18, 1976.[1] It was officially upgraded to a full district on January 1, 1988.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the north clockwise) Kaeng Sanam Nang, Bua Yai and Khong of Nakhon Ratchasima Province, and Noen Sa-nga and Mueang Chaiyaphum of Chaiyaphum Province.


The district is subdivided into 4 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 39 villages (muban). Ban Lueam is also a subdistrict municipality (thesaban tambon) covering parts of the tambon Ban Lueam and Wang Pho. There are further 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Inh.[3]
1. Ban Lueam บ้านเหลื่อม 6,465
2. Wang Pho วังโพธิ์ 2,563
3. Khok Krabueang โคกกระเบื้อง 8,668
4. Cho Raka ช่อระกา 3,784


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