Sam Sung District

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Sam Sung
ซำสูง
Amphoe
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Amphoe location in Khon Kaen Province
Coordinates: 16°32′35″N 103°4′47″E / 16.54306°N 103.07972°E / 16.54306; 103.07972Coordinates: 16°32′35″N 103°4′47″E / 16.54306°N 103.07972°E / 16.54306; 103.07972
Country  Thailand
Province Khon Kaen
Seat Kranuan
Area
 • Total 116.7 km2 (45.1 sq mi)
Population (2005)
 • Total 23,672
 • Density 202.8/km2 (525/sq mi)
Time zone THA (UTC+7)
Postal code 40170
Geocode 4021

Sam Sung (Thai: ซำสูง, pronounced [sām sǔːŋ]) is a district (Amphoe) of Khon Kaen Province, northeastern Thailand.

History[edit]

The minor district (King Amphoe) was established on March 31, 1994 by splitting five tambon from Kranuan district. The establishment of the new district became effective on April 30.[1][2]

Following a decision of the Thai government on May 15, 2007, all of the 81 minor districts were to be upgraded to full districts.[3] With the publishing in the Royal Gazette on August 24 the upgrade became official.[4]

Geography[edit]

Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Mueang Khon Kaen, Nam Phong and Kranuan of Khon Kaen Province, and Chuen Chom and Chiang Yuen of Maha Sarakham Province.

Administration[edit]

The district is subdivided into 5 subdistricts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 34 villages (muban). The township (thesaban tambon) Sam Sung (เทศบาลตำบลซำสูง) covers the complete tambon Kranuan. There are further 4 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai name Villages Inh.
1. Kranuan กระนวน 6 5,188
2. Kham Maet คำแมด 5 3,449
3. Ban Non บ้านโนน 9 5,877
4. Khu Kham คูคำ 7 4,624
5. Huai Toei ห้วยเตย 7 4,534

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