Buntharik District

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Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
Coordinates: 14°45′24″N 105°24′41″E / 14.75667°N 105.41139°E / 14.75667; 105.41139Coordinates: 14°45′24″N 105°24′41″E / 14.75667°N 105.41139°E / 14.75667; 105.41139
Country  Thailand
Province Ubon Ratchathani
Seat Phon Ngam
 • Total 1,402.0 km2 (541.3 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 88,052
 • Density 62.8/km2 (163/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 34230
Geocode 3410

Buntharik (Thai: บุณฑริก, pronounced [būn.tʰā.rík]) is a district (Amphoe) in the southeastern part of Ubon Ratchathani Province, northeastern Thailand.


King Nak of Champasak proposed King Mongkut (Rama IV) to established Mueang Bua, which is now in the area of Ban Kong Krachu, Tambon Phon Sawan, Na Chaluai district. Later Phra Aphai (พระอภัย), the governor moved the town center to Ban Huai Po. In 1859 the next governor, Luang Buntharik Khettanurak (Sai) moved the town center to Ban Non Sung but keep the name Mueang Bua. The government set Buntharik as a minor district (King Amphoe) in 1923, and moved the town center to Ban Phon Ngam, on the east bank of the Dom Noi River. The district was subsequently named Phon Ngam. In 1939 it was renamed to Buntharik.[1] It was upgraded to be full district on July 22, 1958.[2]


Neighboring districts are (from the west clockwise) Na Chaluai, Det Udom, Phibun Mangsahan, Sirindhorn and the Laotian province of Champasak.

The important water resource is the Dom Noi River.


The district is subdivided into 8 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 108 villages (muban). Bua Ngam is a township (thesaban tambon) which covers parts of the tambon Bua Ngam. There are further 8 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Phon Ngam โพนงาม 13 11,339
2. Huai Kha ห้วยข่า 20 15,468
3. Kho Laen คอแลน 16 12,031
4. Na Pho นาโพธิ์ 10 8,617
5. Nong Sano หนองสะโน 18 16,552
6. Non Kho โนนค้อ 9 6,395
7. Bua Ngam บัวงาม 12 9,949
8. Ban Maet บ้านแมด 10 7,701


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