Kumphawapi District

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Amphoe location in Udon Thani Province
Amphoe location in Udon Thani Province
Coordinates: 17°6′50″N 103°1′7″E / 17.11389°N 103.01861°E / 17.11389; 103.01861Coordinates: 17°6′50″N 103°1′7″E / 17.11389°N 103.01861°E / 17.11389; 103.01861
Country  Thailand
Province Udon Thani
Seat Kumphawapi
 • Total 672.6 km2 (259.7 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 125,193
 • Density 187.6/km2 (486/sq mi)
Time zone ICT (UTC+7)
Postal code 41110
Geocode 4104

Kumphawapi (Thai: กุมภวาปี, pronounced [kūm.pʰā.wāː.pīː]) is a district (amphoe) in the southern part of Udon Thani Province, northeastern Thailand.


กุมภ[า] Kumpha is from Sanskrit "pitcher", "water-pot", as reflected in the name of February, associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius. วาปี wapi is from Sanskrit "pond", synonymous with หนองนํ้า, บึง. [1]


Neighboring districts are (from the southwest clockwise) Non Sa-at, Nong Saeng, Mueang Udon Thani, Prachaksinlapakhom, Ku Kaeo and Si That of Udon Thani Province, Tha Khantho of Kalasin Province and Kranuan of Khon Kaen Province.

North of the central town is the shallow Nong Han Kumphawapi lake. The lake is surrounded by marshland, one of the largest natural wetlands in northeast Thailand. The lake is drained by the Pao River.


Mueang Kumphawapi was one of the four original subdivisions of Udon Thani, which were converted into Amphoe during the thesaphiban administrative reforms in 1908.[2]


The district slogan is Kumphawapi, city of sugar, monkey park, highland of glass Buddha station, goose wetland stream of life.


The district is divided into 13 sub-districts (tambon), which are further subdivided into 174 villages (muban). There are three sub-district municipalities (thesaban tambon) - Phan Don and Kumphawapi each cover parts of the same-named tambon, and Huai Koeng the whole tambon Huai Koeng. There are further 12 Tambon administrative organizations (TAO).

No. Name Thai Villages Pop.[3]
01. Tum Tai ตูมใต้ 09 07,067
02. Phan Don พันดอน 20 17,780
03. Wiang Kham เวียงคำ 18 10,044
04. Chaelae แชแล 14 10,448
06. Chiang Wae เชียงแหว 13 08,739
07. Huai Koeng ห้วยเกิ้ง 08 05,400
09. Soephloe เสอเพลอ 19 12,120
10. Si O สีออ 08 04,556
11. Pakho ปะโค 17 11,376
13. Pha Suk ผาสุก 10 06,628
14. Tha Li ท่าลี่ 13 09,424
15. Kumphawapi กุมภวาปี 14 13,714
16. Nong Wa หนองหว้า 11 07,897

Missing numbers are tambon which now form Prachak Sinlapakhom district.


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