Amphoe location in Ubon Ratchathani Province
|• Total||1,402.0 km2 (541.3 sq mi)|
|• Density||62.8/km2 (163/sq mi)|
|Time zone||THA (UTC+7)|
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. It was upgraded to be full district on July 22, 1958.
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).
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาเปลี่ยนนามอำเภอ กิ่งอำเภอ และตำบลบางแห่ง พุทธศักราช ๒๔๘๒ (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 56 (0 ก): 354–364. April 17, 1939.
- พระราชกฤษฎีกาจัดตั้งอำเภอกระสัง ... (PDF). Royal Gazette (in Thai). 75 (55 ก): 321–327. July 22, 1958.
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